Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School

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  • 02/03/2017
    Parent Info - A new free service for parents/carers

    'Parent Info' is a free service, in which parents/carers can find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help them to keep up with what their children are doing online. 

    Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone, which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.

    Please see the link for Parent Info on our website in the 'Parents' tab, under 'Useful Links'.

  • 02/03/2017
    For the latest letters and newsletters, please see the 'Letters and Information' section of our website
  • 02/03/2017
    Parents/Carers and Grandparent helpers needed in School

    We are hoping to increase the number of parents/carers and grandparents who volunteer in school, assisting with reading and changing of books.  This will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check, which will be carried out by school.

    If you can spare a few hours each week and would like to help, please contact the school office.

  • 02/03/2017
    Online Payments can now be made for After-School Care Club

    As well as being able  to make online payments for School Clubs and School Trips, parents and carers can now pay online for After-School Care Club (cost £4 per session). 

    To find out how to pay, please see the link, 'School Money: Parents' Guide', in the menu at the left hand side of the Home Page.

    Please note: School meals and Breakfast Club should continue to be paid in the usual way, by cash or cheque (made payable to ISS MEDICLEAN) or online at feedinghungryminds.co.uk.

    A quick link to 'School Money' and 'FeedingHungryMinds' can be found on the Home page of  our website. 

  • 02/03/2017
    Cashless School

    The school is moving towards becoming 'cashless'.  

    After the Easter holiday 2017, all payments will need to be paid online via schoolmoney.co.uk. Alternatively, payments may be made at the school office by credit or debit card.

    (Please note: this does not include Dinner Money and Breakfast Club payments.  These payments should be made online at www.feedinghungryminds.co.uk).

    A quick link to 'School Money' and 'FeedingHungryMinds' can be found on the Home page of  our website. 

    Should you need help with any of the above, please contact the school office on 01977 723495.

  • 02/03/2017
    Lower Team visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    On Thursday 6 April, the Lower Team will be going to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster.

    Please see full details in the "Letters and Information" section of our website, under "Parent/Carer Letters and Newsletters".

  • 27/01/2017
    Dates for the Diary

    To find out about upcoming events in school, please go to the side menu on the left of our Home page and go to 'School Calendar and Events'.  

    Then select 'School Events'.

  • 23/01/2017
    Term Dates 2016/17

    It has been confirmed that Orchard Head J I & N School will be following the Wakefield 2016-17 term dates, with one exception:

    Our school will finish on Friday 21 July 2017, not Tuesday 25 July, as stated by Wakefield.  Please see the 'School Calendar -> Term Dates' section on our school website, to view all term dates for the rest of this year and 2016-17).  

    To view the school calendar on the Wakefield site, please enter "Wakefield Term Dates 2016-17" into the Google search engine.

    Full details can be found under the 'Letters and Information' section of our website.

  • 07/09/2016
    Residential Visits 2016-17
    Please see the 'News and Letters' section of our website for information about the residential visits that will be taking place in the 2016-17 academic year and the reply slip(s) for parents/carers to complete and return to school.
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Respect, Appreciate & Value Everyone.

Welcome to Orchard Head Junior Infant and Nursery School's Website

We are a busy, friendly and very active school and we hope that our website will give visitors an overview of the school, as well as providing regular updates.

We hope that you enjoy your visit and that you find the information you are looking for.

Should you wish to seek further information about the school, have a query that is not answered via the school website or if you would like to comment upon the school or the website, please contact us either in person, by telephone (01977 723495) or via our email address:


Thank you for visiting.        


 Mrs J Vickers (Headteacher)


Mr J Parkin (Executive Headteacher)


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Orchard Head J I & N School is a member of Pontefract Academies Trust

Pontefract Academies Trust - a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 08445158. Registered office address: c/o St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle, Chequerfield, Pontefract,  West Yorkshire, WF8 2AY Pontefract Academies Trust is not registered for VAT. Pontefract Academies Trust is an exempt charity.