Torun Way, Haydon End, Swindon, Wiltshire SN25 1UG
10 reasons to choose Orchid Vale Primary School
Orchid Vale Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Swindon and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Orchid Vale Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a sponsor-led academy. The school is one of the 4 members of The Park Academies Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. It is one of the 5 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Swindon LEA.
Average class size
Orchid Vale Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 28 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Orchid Vale Primary School achieves attainment results that are around the national average. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles. Most pupils go on to Isambard Community School or Nova Hreod Secondary School at the end of Year 6.
The Orchid Vale Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French, Spanish. Subjects are taught separately and co-ordinated by topic, with cross-curricular linking when appropriate. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Orchid Vale Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Orchid Vale Primary School
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 7.45am to 5.30pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Orchid Vale Primary School
Marlborough College (15.5 miles); St Mary’s Calne (16.2 miles); Rendcomb College (18.3 miles).
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy (6.3 miles); Faringdon Community College (12.2 miles); Cirencester Deer Park School (14.1 miles).