A Message from the Head

It is with great pleasure that I say hello to you on behalf of the Pupils, Staff and Governors of the Orchards Primary Academy, a place where children are supported to become confident, creative and caring members of our community. We have the highest expectations of our children and work as a team to offer the widest range of opportunities. High self-esteem is encouraged, high expectations, standards and values are demanded and progress and achievement are positively monitored and celebrated. We believe that all children can achieve and rise to the expectation that we hold for them and that no child should ever be left behind. Our creative, topic based curriculum gives exciting and memorable experiences focusing on teaching children to be outstanding learners, providing exciting and challenging learning opportunities whilst steeped in real life experiences.

We are proud members of the UWMAT, a family of schools and a supportive network of educational expertise. We have so much to offer and so much that we can learn from others as we progress on our journey to being an outstanding school! Our school ethos and values underpin all aspects of our school life, and are on display throughout the school and curriculum. I hope this website will give a snapshot of what we offer at The Orchards Primary Academy, but why not make an appointment to come and look around the school. Whether you are a prospective parent, a future member of staff or a member of our school community, we would love to meet you! Mrs Carrier – Head Teacher

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Head Teacher’s Superstars!

Mrs Carrier loves to see examples of fabulous work and the children are encouraged to come to the office to share the things that they are proud of.  If the children’s work is particularly impressive, their name gets put into the ‘Velvet Book’.  Click here to see who is in the Velvet Book this week!

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Model United Nations

In March, four amazing children were chosen to participate in a Model United Nations conference at Joseph Chamberlain College in the centre of Birmingham.  We were fortunate to be one of only three Primary schools in the country to participate.  Sixth formers from as far as Blackpool and the Isle of Wight attended the conference and were able to represent a country and discuss events that were occurring around the globe.  Our role was equally impressive.  We became the representatives of the nation of Guinea Bissau, and the four children wrote and delivered a wonderful speech on behalf of this country.  It was an amazing day and I encourage you to click on the speech and see just how well we have done.  A huge thank you goes to Isabelle, Harriet, Keeley and Cheng-Cheng, as well as the staff of Joseph Chamberlain for inviting us.


Well done to the Year 4 children who are our published writers for the Young Writers “Toy Stories”. They were entered into the Young Writers competition and they had to write a story about their favourite toys coming alive!

These children were competing against other children in schools around the UK! So congratulations for getting your stories published!

Our Reception children had special visitors this week; the Police Officers came in to school to talk to the children about how to keep themselves safe. Part of this was how to be safe when crossing the road. 

The Police brought with them parking cones which our children placed in the road around school to stop the dangerous parking which we have witnessed for a long time.  At the beginning and end of the school day, you will now see these cones on Rhayader Road.

They are there to remind you not to park in specific places in order to keep our children safe.


At The Orchards we love to be authors.  Click on this picture above to read some of our writing uploaded to Pobble!


Children please can you take 2 mins to complete this short survey about bullying.

Click on the logo below to look at survey.

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Who we work with

Here are some of the amazing organisations that we partner and work with.