Chapel Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 8JY
10 reasons to choose Orchard Primary School and Nursery
Orchard Primary School and Nursery has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Nottingham and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Orchard Primary School and Nursery is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Nottinghamshire LEA.
Average class size
Orchard Primary School and Nursery has nine classes from Reception, some mixed-age, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Orchard Primary School and Nursery ranks in the top 25% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 30% of schools.
The Orchard Primary School and Nursery curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips for Years 2 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Orchard Primary School and Nursery
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Gold Award.
The Arts at Orchard Primary School and Nursery
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor, offsite at the Methodist Church.
Find another school near Orchard Primary School and Nursery
Hollygirt School (11.9 miles).
Joseph Whitaker School (7.5 miles); Shirebrook Academy (9 miles); Redhill Academy (10.2 miles).