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Ofsted: Orchard is GOOD

Published on 10/11/15

Ofsted have judged Orchard School to be GOOD in all areas.

The inspectors who visited the school on 20 and 21 October made many wonderful comments in the report.

'Pupils enjoy being challenged to think deeply about their learning.'

'Pupils from a wide variety of backgrounds, belief and cultures work very well together; a highly impressive culture of mutual respect for one another exists.'

'Students thrive on high levels of challenge, have a deep conceptual understanding of key mathematical ideas and can apply them across different aspects of the mathematics curriculum.'

'Transition arrangements for pupils entering Year 7 are very effective. Year 7 pupils told inspectors that they were very confident when they joined the school.'