Orchard Primary School

Be the best that you can be!

Vision and Values

Be the best that you can be


At Orchard, we aspire for all of our children to be the best that they can be, no matter what their starting point.   It is therefore our curriculum intent to achieve this. 


Our School

Orchard Primary school will be a welcoming, kind, and happy learning community school.Our learning community is one where everyone has responsibility for their own and each other’s learning, Our belief is that everyone is capable of continually improving themselves – adults and children alike. Through clear shared values and an inclusive vision, we will break down barriers, challenge inequality and inspire children to become life-long learners.

Our Children

We will aim for high achievement in all areas and we will create children who are confident, independent and empathetic learners. Supportive, caring, critical but respectful relationships will form the golden thread which runs through learning activity. The strong learning and teaching of metacognition will support a self-improving system – individually and collectively. Regular feedback including peer and self-evaluation will be the driver and regulator within this system. The children will be healthy, self-aware, socially responsible and positive citizens.. They will be enquiring, willing to take risks, to seek out challenges, set their own targets and be fully equipped for a rapidly changing world.


Our Staff

We will provide a dedicated team of staff who are committed to developing children’s knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding and who inspire them to enjoy learning, achieve success and feel content and fulfilled. They will be reflective and dedicated to continuous learning for themselves through applying and developing successful research based practice.


Our Parents and Carers:

We will work closely with all our parents and carers to support their children’s attendance and progress at school. We aim to ensure that all parents and carers feel part of the school community and influence and share its values so that all the children can reach their full potential. Orchard Primary School will support parents and carers by keeping them informed of the curriculum, their children’s progress and by providing supporting materials to help their children at home. Orchard Primary School will encourage regular input from parents by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.


Our Environment:

We will endeavour to create a safe, stress free, high quality learning and work environment, which reflects the high value we place on education, children and the professionals within it. It will stimulate, extend and nurture children’s learning. It will celebrate the rich diversity of our community and beyond and it will fully support every need.


Our Curriculum:

 At Orchard we offer a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum, rich in knowledge and skills. Our children have many opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. Learning is enriched by our forest school lessons, whole school focus days, visitors, special curriculum days, class trips, and residential visits.


Our capacity for improvement:

We will be a learning organisation, committed to research and continually promoting the training and development of all. We will be a reflective organisation, one where all members of staff are committed and accepting that we are on a journey to be the best you can be not a destination.

Aspiration - Compassion - Equality -  Resilience - Humility - Courage