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Orchard School Bristol

New Year 7s - all you need to know 



Starting out at a new secondary school is one of the most exciting times of your life. There are so many new and exciting experiences awaiting you so we thought we would make it even easier by highlighting some of the main things you need to know.

So much going on

At Orchard School we have activities for everyone – sport, drama, music and a multitude of other things. We also go on exciting trips and put on all sorts of events. Click here to read about what goes on.

Induction days

At Orchard School we run induction days to provide all pupils with the opportunity to spend time in their new school. The aim of the day is to move around the school to help you familiarise yourself with the school building and surroundings, whilst providing you with an opportunity to meet new teachers and pupils from other primary schools. During the day you will attend lessons and experience the way we teach and learn at OSB. You will have an opportunity to meet your tutor group and get to know the pupils and your tutor… and you will receive a free hot meal!

WOW Transition days

You may already have visited Orchard School with your primary school. We put on many events aimed at introducing primary school pupils to Orchard School. Here are some highlights.

Electronic handbook

Our handbook has been created to provide you, and your parents/carers, with all of the essential information you need while studying at Orchard School Bristol.

Making your way around

Secondary school is very different from primary school. You will be in a much bigger building and instead of staying in one class, you will move around for your different lessons. Orchard School is not a hard place to find your way around, but here is a helpful map to show you where to go.

Transition dates

Over the next few weeks and months there will be plenty of opportunities for you and your family to get to know the school. Here are some of the key dates.


Just like life at primary school, you will wear a smart uniform at Orchard School. Here is all you need to know about what to wear and where to buy it

Key dates

In a big and busy school, there are always lots of things going on so it’s good to have a calendar. If you click here you can find out everything going on at Orchard School.