Address: 16 Newton Grove, London W4 1LB
Number of Pupils: 262
Fees: (termly) £3,160 – £6,585
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: Individual and group tours available weekly. Several open mornings held every year. Contact the registrar to arrange visits.
Tailor-made specialist teaching opens up young minds to endless possibilities, encouraging them to think creatively and form their own ideas. In addition to guiding pupils to high academic achievement, our programme of learning celebrates personal strengths and builds confidence from an early age.
Games & The Arts
Orchard House offers a wide spectrum of activities which encourage self-expression and the development of talents outside the classroom, including sports, music and drama. OHS recently won the prestigious TES award for sport.
Pastoral care comes first. Children blossom when they feel secure, happy, and valued. OHS puts huge store on pastoral care to ensure every pupil gains the confidence to achieve their best. Each child has a Pupil Pastoral Plan where they can note any private worries so teachers may monitor their happiness and wellbeing. Our buddy system helps newcomers through their early days, and we encourage older children to mentor younger pupils.
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.
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, all weather pitches for lacsrosse and a sports field; three natural, ergonomic outside spaces with extra playground areas.
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