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Orchard House School

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Orchard House School

Address: 16 Newton Grove, London W4 1LB
Founded: 1993
Number of Pupils: 290+
Fees: (termly) £3,160 – £6,585
Ages: 3–11
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: Contact the Registrar
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Weekly individual and group tours. Several annual open mornings. Contact the school office to arrange with the Registrar. 

The Curriculum

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

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.

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

Seven-figure redevelopment of Orchard House is 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 lacrosse and a sports field; three natural, ergonomic outside spaces with extra playground areas.

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