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Orchard House School

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Orchard House School

Address: 16 Newton Grove, London W4 1LB
Website: orchardhs.org.uk
Founded: 1993
Number of Pupils: 290+
Fees: £2,950 – £6,150 per term
Ages: 3–11
Head Teacher: Mrs M V Edwards BEd (Bedford) CertEd (Man)
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective in the early years and places offered from Form 1 upwards after a taster morning and academic assessment.
Contact: Diana Goodeve-Docker, Registrar (020 8742 8544)
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Day: 10 October 2019. Tours may be arranged by contacting the school’s registrar.

The Curriculum

Children are taught by experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers. From the academics to art, music, sport, ICT drama and languages, we ensure that all children can experience a stimulating curriculum that stretches and enthuses each and every child.

Games & The Arts

As well as 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. The school 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; concerts are held regularly in St Michael and All Angels Church. Drama productions are staged at venues such as Chiswick Town Hall.

Pastoral Care

Form teachers are the basis of our excellent pastoral care, this care together with our carefully designed interactive pastoral plan ensures that all children can feel safe, nurtured and happy at school.

Recent Scholarships

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 league tables: nevertheless our approach leads to very 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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