Newark Orchard School - About Us (BACK TO HOME PAGE)

Newark Orchard School opened in 1996 and is an Area Special School with two sites. The 3-14 Department is on Appleton Gate in the centre of Newark and meets the needs of youngsters in Foundation, Key Stage 1, 2 and 3. The 14-19 Department (Key Stages 4 and 5) is based on the London Road at Balderton.

At our last Ofsted inspection we were judged to be a good school in all areas. It was recognised that the ‘teaching is usually good and sometimes outstanding and teachers have high expectations of pupils' behaviour.' We are particularly proud of our personalisation focus for individual pupils and the considerable improvement in post 16 where Ofsted reported that pupils gain useful qualifications and practise important skills for the future. We are well known as an innovative and forward thinking school.

Individual Growth for Individual People

We are fully committed to ‘Individual Growth for Individual People'. We have a very experienced and skilled staff. We pride ourselves on our abilities to construct Individual Education Programmes and personalise the curriculum to meet the requirements of young people with special educational needs which enables them to access their curriculum entitlement. Ofsted recognised the ‘huge impact we have on improving behaviour' and the inclusive nature of the school. We are delighted to work with schools in the Newark and Sherwood district to enhance their special educational needs provision. We are happy to offer advice and support wherever requested. We work with a whole range of different professionals and enjoy a close partnership with them. We are totally committed to helping to maintain appropriate provision for individual pupils, wherever they go to school.

We welcome visits to Newark Orchard School and would be proud to show you round. If you would like to talk to either the Head Teacher or one of the Deputy Head Teachers, please call to make an appointment.