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Orchard House School

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: 16 Newton Grove, London W4 1LB
Website: orchardhs.org.uk
Founded: 1993
Number of Pupils: 305
Ages: 3–11
Fees: (termly) £3,550 – £7,398
Head Teacher: Kit Thompson 
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective in the Early Years with priority placement given to siblings of current students. Places offered from Form 1 upwards after a taster morning and academic assessment.
Contact: Director of Admissions and Marketing 
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Group tours available weekly. Several opening mornings held every year. Contact the Director of Admissions. 

The Curriculum

Specialised teaching tailored to individual needs sparks boundless creativity, nurturing young minds to explore and shape their unique ideas. Beyond fostering academic excellence, our curriculum embraces personal strengths, cultivating confidence right from the start.

Games & The Arts

Explore the enthusiasm of football, relish the victories in the IAPS swim finals at the national level, and celebrate our distinguished second place in the 2023 IAPS Netball championship. We cultivate a spectrum of talents by boasting 182 weekly individual music lessons covering wind instruments, piano, guitar, drums, and violin. Orchard House School opens doors to a realm of achievement and possibilities through our sports, music, and drama programs, fostering self-expression and talent development.

Pastoral Care

At Orchard House, prioritising pastoral care lays the foundation for children to thrive. A secure, content, and appreciated environment allows them to flourish. Our profound emphasis on pastoral care ensures that every student gains the assurance needed to reach their potential. Through individual Pupil Pastoral Plans, students can confidentially express concerns, enabling teachers to monitor their well-being. Our buddy system supports newcomers, while older students are encouraged to mentor their younger peers, fostering a nurturing community.

Recent Scholarships

Destination Schools include Godolphin & Latymer, St Paul’s, Westminster, Frances Holland, Putney High, King’s College

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

I hold a deep belief that children are at their best when they feel safe, happy and are inspired to try their very best every day. 

Outstanding Characteristics

An impressive seven-figure redevelopment of Orchard House is currently underway. The new school will include: full refurbishment of all classrooms and learning spaces; brand-new STEAM centre (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths); student wellbeing space; sports facilities at the Old Actonians Sports Ground and Rocks Lane featuring football, cricket, rugby and hockey pitches, netball courts, and more.