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Orchard House School

Orchard House School

Address: 16 Newton Grove, London W4 1LB
Website: orchardhs.org.uk
Founded: 1993
Number of Pupils: 290+
Fees: £2,840 – 5,920 per term
Ages: 3–11
Head Teacher: Mrs M V Edwards BEd (Bedford) CertEd (Man)
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective at nursery and reception stages, thereafter by assessment.
Contact: Diana Goodeve-Docker, Registrar (020 8742 8544)
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open morning: 11 October 2016 and 6 March 2019. Tour by arrangement.

Games & The Arts

Apart from its own artificial grass and tarmac play areas, Orchard House has the use of the nearby Chiswick Back Common and Rocks Lane astro turf. Children are also taken weekly to Acton New Pools and to Brentford Leisure Centre. There are three PE/games teachers and numerous specialist sports coaches. The school has a computing teacher and is well equipped with laptops and the latest technology. It also has its own dedicated art teacher and is able to fire ceramics. The music department is led by the director of music and concerts are held regularly in St Michael and All Angels Church. Drama productions are staged
regularly at venues such as Chiswick Town Hall.

Senior Exit Schools

Latymer Upper, Godolphin and Latymer, City of London School, Notting Hill and Ealing, Francis Holland, Hampton, St Paul’s Girls, Downe House, Emanuel School, Ibstock Place, Kew House, KCS Wimbledon, Lady Eleanor Holles, Putney High, Queen’s Gate, City of London School for Girls, St Paul’s and The Harrodian.

Recent Scholarships

Emanuel, Francis Holland, Hampton, More House, KCS Wimbledon, Notting Hill & Ealing, St Benedict’s, St Mary’s Calne, Wycombe Abbey, City of London Boys, Hampton, KCS, Latymer Upper, Notting Hill and Ealing, Putney High, Francis Holland, Bedales, Heathfield, Haberdashers Monmouth, Downe House, Lady Eleanor Holles and Emanuel.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

The children are loved first and taught second. We believe learning should be exciting and fun, and that children should positively want to come to Orchard House each day. The professional and committed staff respond to each child’s needs rather than being a hostage to SAT and league tables: nevertheless our approach leads tovery strong academic results.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Bright, naturally lit and well equipped classrooms. State-of-the-art ICT resources and specialist ICT staff.
  • Friendly, homely atmosphere; attention to/respect for each child.
  • Very committed teachers – low turnover of staff; many specialist teachers and high academic standards.
  • Special needs identified early and appropriate remedial programmes arranged quickly.
  • Home cooked lunches of top quality.


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