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

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be undertaking an Interim Visit to Nottinghamshire on Tuesday 6 October and 7 October 2020. This will be one of 18 visits nationally over the next 5/6 months.

The aim of the visit will be to:

  • Support the local area to understand the impact of the pandemic on children and young people with SEND and their families;
  • Find out what has worked well for them during this time, what the challenges have been, and lessons learned;
  • Work with the local area to identify opportunities for improvement that address the challenges faced by children and young people with SEND;
  • Highlight best practice case studies and share insights nationally to promote .

Please follow the link below to complete the survey and share your experiences;



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!!

Spotlight on pupils

Pupil’s community efforts


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

Please click the following link for SEND Local Offer – Coronavirus Information for parents & carers:

http://SEND Local Offer – Coronavirus information for parents and carers

Lunch Time Menu Summer 2021

Lunch Time Menu Autumn 2021

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.

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