Parents / Carers

Link to Newark Family of Schools, where you will find information on activities and projects all of the schools in Newark are involved with.

You can find useful information on the parent zone website

Useful Information

Parent/Carer Comments 2019

Our daughter is very happy & content at the school, she is developing very well both independently & personally. The teachers and staff are very helpful & welcoming and actively encourage family involvement

My son is very happy and will share information about things he has learned.

Amazing school, I feel very happy leaving my son when I drop him off in the morning. Thank you!!

I am very happy with my child’s progress and how well she is doing. I feel I can contact school and they respond positively, helping our whole family.

My child sings into school and is very proud to be part of Orchard.

The school is extremely good and the staff are great. Thank you for everything.

An excellent school!!

Our child is very happy at school and he loves coming.

My son enjoys going to school and this tells me everything is alright at school.

I couldn’t ask anymore of the school!!

Orchard school is an excellent school and everyone we talk to says the same.

The school is very good and supportive of students and their families. They do their best to help with any problems or concerns you may have.

Brilliant all round!!

Parent carer questionnaire 2019 summary

Education Health & Care Plans

Reviewing an Education, Health & Care Plan – Information for parents/carers

Home to School Travel Assistance

Please click on the  link to apply for home to school travel assistance as requested.

Free School Meals

Are you entitled to free school meals?

School Milk

Go online to register your child for school milk at


To allow a member of staff to administer medication you will need to complete the following form and return to school:
Request To Administer Medication Form

School Uniform

You can now order school uniform from:

Healthy Schools – Parent/Carer Information

A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with ‘Sexting’ What to do and how to handle it

Aiming High Equipment Loan Scheme – please see following links:
Children’s equipment – short term loan service
Travel & holidays information leaflet
Guidance for families
MERU travel chair information for parents/carers

Independent support – information leaflet

Changes to Special Educational Needs & Disability Support – Easy read guide for parents

Early Intervention Foundation Guidebook: Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities

Lunch Menu Autumn Term 2019

School Swimming: Guidance for Parents 2019-2020

Protecting your child against Flu – Information for Parents

School Governors’ Year End Financial Statement 2018/2019 is available in the school office

Copies of the Full Governors’ minutes are available in the main office on both sites.

Updates for our New School

Some of our Post 16 students have been asked to photograph the journey of our re-build. Please take a look at the photos below to see the progress so far…

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