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Welcome to the Orchard Primary School Website!



Parent Governor

The position of parent governor is up for election and we have two positions available. Nominations for the post have now closed on Friday 19th January 2018 at 3pm.

The election process will begin on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, details will be provided in a letter to parents on Monday 22nd January 2018.

For a brief outline on the process please ‘Click Here‘.

For more details on the role of a parent governor please click on the link – ‘Role of a Parent Governor‘.

Parenting Workshop

We plan to begin our parenting workshop on Wednesday 31st January 2018 and hope to keep this a weekly fixture for the spring term. For further details on the workshop please ‘Click Here‘.


Please note that the deadline for reception intake applications for September 2018 was on Monday, 15th January 2018. If applications were not completed for your local borough (online) and the school by this date, they will be classed as late and will not be included in the selection process. For further information regarding admissions please ‘click here‘.

Community Fun Day

Our latest fun day was held during the Summer Term of 2017! This fun day was held in partnership with St Augustine’s Church in Tooting, BATCA (Balham & Tooting Community Association) and the Al-Risalah Trust Schools.

See the link below for a press release on the event:

Press release Fun Day donation 17_01_18

Booking School Meals

For information on booking your child’s meal online please ‘click here’.

General Admissions

If you are applying for a place at Orchard please ‘click here for more information‘.

School Term dates 

The term dates for this academic year (2017 -2018) are available. To access, please “click here“.

The term dates for next academic year (2018 -2019) are also available. To access, please ‘click here’

Our School Performance – results and outcomes

Section 48 Inspection

The school had a Section 48 inspection on 16th January 2017. This is an OFSTED style inspection on the faith provision of the school. It was conducted by three inspectors

sent by the AMS (Association of Muslim Schools).

You will be pleased to note that MashaAllah the provision was graded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. It is a credit to all our pupils, parents, staff, governors and school community!

Please find report attached below:

The Orchard School – Section 48 Report [January 2017]

The school is currently graded good under the Section 5 Ofsted Inspection, which took place in March 2014.

For further information on our latest results and pupil outcomes, click here


The school is trialing a new school app to help get important information across to parents and to also help updated parents on the latest events and news. For further details on how to download the app please click on the links below.

Letter to parents


School Newsletters and documents

For copies of our school newsletters to parents, please click “here. If you would like to have a paper copy of any of our documents on this website, please speak to the school admin staff.

Parking around the school

There are new parking restrictions in place around the school and local area. Kindly take note of the parking notice boards!

Parents are reminded to kindly ensure that they take due consideration of our neighbours and other road users, when dropping off or picking up their children from school.

Please do not inconvenience others by parking your car inappropriately. 

We strongly recommend that parents walk to school or utilise public transport when bringing pupils to school. The school took part in the ‘Air Mazing’ journeys programme run together with Sustrans. This project aimed to create awareness of environmental issues relating to air pollution, etc. We are deeply committed to encouraging all our children and families to consider alternative ways to travel to school, wherever possible. 


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