Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Latest news
  • 16/01/2017
    For the latest letters and newsletters, please see the 'Letters and Information' section of our website
  • 16/01/2017
    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.

  • 16/01/2017
    Online Payments

    We are now taking payments online for school activities such as school trips and after school clubs. Please note school meals and breakfast club should continue to be paid in the usual way (cash/cheque or online at feedinghungryminds.co.uk

    To find out how to pay, please see the link, 'School Money: Parents' Guide', on the left hand side of the Home page.

  • 08/12/2016
    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'.

  • 07/09/2016
    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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On the 1st April 2013 Orchard Head J I & N School converted to an Academy, as part of the Pontefract Academies Trust (PAT). 

If you would like to request a paper copy of any information contained on our website please do so through the main school office

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.