Welcome from the headteacher, Dr Helen Holman
We’re pleased to welcome you to Orchard School Bristol. I feel enormously proud to be the head teacher of Orchard School and I hope that when you look at our website you will get a sense of the values which draw our whole community together.
We believe we are one community of adults and young people working together to make sure that each child is supported in fulfilling their potential; socially, emotionally and, of course, academically. We are ambitious for everyone – we expect the best and we get the best!
We are proud of the academic results that our students have achieved, but I believe that the success we have as a school is much deeper than this and is due to our hardworking, committed staff and the supportive learning environment we provide.
Our students feel that they belong to Orchard School – they appreciate that their tutor and their teachers know them well and will support them to meet the ambitious targets we set in their learning. They also understand that they have a voice and that they are actively involved in shaping the future of Orchard School.
Orchard School is an Academy in partnership with Trust in Learning which is Bristol based and has a long-term commitment to education in Bristol. This Trust is a partnership between the University of the West of England, City of Bristol College and Bristol City Council. They are experienced in delivering lifelong learning and education for all ages and have an excellent track record of delivering high quality education.
If you have any questions about Orchard School, your child’s progress and academic development or any other general queries please feel free to contact us. Either myself, your child’s tutor or head of house would be glad to meet with you.
Dr Helen Holman