Every year we ask our Year 11 students to keep in contact with us when they leave and we are pleased that so many do.
We have joined a national organisation called Future First which will help us to keep in touch with your year group.
How will this help us and how might it support you?
We know that many of you will be excellent role models for future students at Orchard School and we would like to be able to ask you back so that they can meet you - this will look great on your CV! It might help you because you will be part of a wider network of Orchard School leavers and you may be able to gain work experience as a result of networking.
As I said the organisation is called Future First. All that we ask you to do is to sign up to our page on their website.
We have known you well for the past 5 years. We know how hard you have worked over the past year and we do really hope that you will join the Orchard School Leavers' Network so that we can keep in touch with you.
Former students - where are they now?
Through joining Future First, we have learned about some of the fantastic and meaningful careers some our former students have landed. You can view our 'Former Students' gallery, here.
Kevin Dunn is a track cyclist who represents Great Britain at international level. He has been signed by Olympic athlete Peter Mitchell and trains with Black Line track cycling team. Kevin left the school in 1996, and now returns to Orchard School Bristol to raise the aspirations of our students.
Neil Douglas is an internationally renowned painter, who lives in Brisbane, Australia. His paintings are realist in style and are influenced by the deterioration of the urban working class landscape. His work is currently represented at the Albemarle Gallery in London.
Carol Jones has been a headteacher at two London secondary schools, as well as at a Pupil Referral Unit. She co-founded the Leading Women's Alliance, which empowers women into headship, and is now Leadership and Teacher Professionalism Specialist for the Association of School and College Leaders.