School Aims & Ethos


  • To provide a welcoming, stimulating environment that promotes creative learning, in which individuals can feel confident, valued and secure.
  • To challenge and support each child in attaining their full potential through access to a broad and balance curriculum with continuity of learning.

  • To give children the opportunity to experience and reflect upon the wonder of life within out fast changing world.

  • To create an effective partnership with parents and carers.

  • To develop creative and collaborative relationships within other local, national and international schools and to establish links with the wider community.

  • To promote opportunities for out of school hours learning.

  • To encourage individuals to respect others and to care for their surroundings, developing responsibility, independence and self-esteem in all within the school community.

  • To encourage a positive attitude to life and learning.

Orchard Primary and Nursery School
Chapel Street, Kirkby in Ashfield
Nottingham NG17 8JY

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