Music Mark

I am pleased to inform you that our school has been awarded the Music Mark certificate. Music Mark is a national organisation and subject association for music education. The Orchard School has been nominated by our local music service in recognition of all the hard work done by staff to enable our pupils to access and engage with ‘high quality music education’. All the staff deserve a massive congratulations for their continued hard work in integrating music into everyday school routines. A huge thank you to Rosie our music teacher who facilitates two school bands in addition to the specialist music teaching she delivers to class, and Tina and Clair who organise and lead our choir.

Honey Bear Honey Bottle

We are very lucky to be the proud owners of one of the bears featured in the ’Big Sleuth’ event over the West Midlands in the Summer. London Midland Trains donated ‘Honey Bear Honey Bottle’ to our School, and he now stands proudly at the front of our school.

Honey Bear was designed by local Black Country artist Glen Brooks and spent the summer greeting the public outside Snow Hill station. ‘Honey Bear Honey Bottle’ was one of four bears sponsored by London Midland, which was also a presenting partner of the Big Sleuth event.

Running from July until the end of the summer, the Big Sleuth encouraged people to take to the streets and explore their local areas, whilst raising money and awareness for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

At the end of the event, the bears were auctioned off for charity and ‘Honey Bear Honey Bottle’ was won by the train operating company. The Orchard School was selected to receive the bear because of its location on London Midland’s network, and because of its close ties with the Albion Foundation.

We are so proud to have ‘Honey Bear Honey Bottle’ as part of our school

Vegetable Garden

The School have been very fortunate to have Lambe construction working with us to develop our vegetable garden. Following the work over the summer in clearing the debris, Lambe Construction have  laid slabs so that all our children can access the vegetable garden . It looks fantastic

Thank you Lambe Construction

Our workers

Vegetable boxes waited to be planted

Willow tree

Summer 2017

We have had an amazing full term, Healthy Schools week , Maths Week , Sports Day a residential at Edgmond Hall and our wonderful achievement assemblies to name  a few events.

On  the 4th July, we had a visit from Ofsted , who concluded that we continue to be an outstanding School . We are all absolutely delighted to and we will continue to grow , develop and provide outstanding  education for all our children.   The full report  can be read here .

It is also a sad time of the year when we have to say goodbye to our year 6 children, we wish them luck and happiness as they move on to their secondary education.

Have a wonderful summer break and see you all in September