Welcome to Orchard Primary School

Assalamu alaikum

Orchard Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Muslim school in Lambeth. 

What do Ofsted inspectors say about our school? (March 2014) 

Orchard has been judged to be a GOOD school with a number of ‘exceptional’ features:

‘In addition to striving for academic excellence, the school is outward looking and works well with other local schools and the community to ensure pupils have the range of experiences they need to be ready for moving on to secondary school.’
 ‘The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well.’

 Please click on the link to read the report.  Orchard Primary School – Published report_March2014

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For information regarding FREE SCHOOL MEALS for 2014-15 please ‘click here’

SUMMER BREAK – the school is now closed for the summer break. We will re-open for the autumn term on Monday 1st September (INSET DAY). Pupils return on Tuesday 2nd September.

Summer Term Events Summary

 Event  When Details  Next steps
International Day
June 14
Pupils, staff and parents raised £1000 to spend on playground equipment. A range of food was available from different parts of the world (e.g. Somalia, France, Algeria and Italy).
Pupils will work with staff to select equipment for playtimes
Nightingale Care Home Visit by Y5
 June 14
Y5 pupils visited the Jewish care home. they interacted with the elderly residents, presented them with a cheque for £220 and had a tour of the synagogue.
Continue to strengthen links with Nightingale and ensure this is built into the new curriculum
Y6 residential visit to Frylands Scout Camp
 June 14
The pupils took part in a range of outdoor activities (e.g. archery and orienteering). They identified a wide range of skills learnt during this very successful annual  event.
Continue this very successful event


 Sports Day
 June 14
The annual sports day took place at school. Parents came along to cheer the children on. Awards were presented at the end of the day. A good time was had by all.
Continue this successful event as it enriches sports provision, promotes a love of sports and fosters a competitive spirit in a positive way.
River Thames Boat Trip
June 14
The Y1 and Y4 pupils took a tour of London sights via a boat trip. This helped them to learn more about historical landmarks and supported their cultural development.
Continue such trips and extend similar opportunities to other year groups.
PTA summer term dinner
 June 14
The  PTA organised an evening dinner event for families and friends of Orchard. This was well-supported by staff.
This is a very popular event and will continue to take place.
Secondary transfer events
 July 14
Secondary school meeting for Y5 parents – staff from 8 local secondary schools came to provide parents with key information about their schools.
Y6 end of year presentation – the Y6 presented a drama based on  memories of their time at Orchard.
This was the first time such an event has been held. Parents very appreciative of the opportunity to receive information and to ask questions of the visitors.
This is an annual event and helps to showcase the talent of our pupils before they move on to secondary school.


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