Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School


25/04/2018 - Mrs Vickers leaving

With mixed feelings, Mrs Vickers has announced that she will be leaving Orchard Head School at the end of this academic year, to take up an exciting new post as 'Primary Principal' in Dubai!

Mrs Vickers wishes to thank all the pupils, parents and staff for all their support during her years at Orchard Head.   She will be greatly missed!

Please read her letter in the 'Letters and Information' section of our website.

20/04/2018 - School Uniform orders for September 2018

Orders for school uniform can now be placed via the "Shop" section on the School Money website (www.schoolmoney.co.uk). 

To ensure that your order arrives before the end of the summer term, orders must be placed by Wednesday 6 June - there will be no delivery charge incurred.  After this date, orders will need to be placed directly with the supplier (www.brigade.uk.com), but a postage charge will be made.

Parents/carers can view items on the supplier's website, including items not available to buy through school.  These will need to be purchased directly from the supplier. 

Please see the 'Letters and Information' section of our website for further details of items for sale through school, including prices and sizes.  

Please contact the school office should you require further assistance.

26/03/2018 - After-school Clubs 2018

Letters have been emailed out to parents/carers, giving the dates, times and cost of all after-school clubs that will take place during the Summer term, 2018.  Please see the 'Letters and Information' section of our website.  

This information can also be accessed via the side menu on the Home page of our website, under 'School Calendar and Events'.

22/03/2018 - Safeguarding and E-Safety for Parents/Carers

On our school website, we have lots of information and useful links regarding safeguarding and e-safety for parents, to help keep your child safe both online and in the outside world.

Please see the 'Safeguarding and E-Safety' section, which can be found on the left-hand-side menu of the 'Home' page.

09/03/2018 - Key Stage 2 Residentials 2018-19

For information relating to residential visits for Years 3, 4,5 and 6, please see the letters in the 'Letters and Information' section of our website.

16/01/2018 - 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'.

15/01/2018 - For the latest letters and newsletters, please see the 'Letters and Information' section of our website

15/01/2018 - Keeping your child safe online

O2 and the NSPCC have joined forces to help children and their families to stay safe online.  They offer useful tools, support and guidance to help parents and carers to converse with their children about their online lives.  To access this information, please click on the following link:


12/01/2018 - Attendance Policy update

Following a judgement by the Supreme Court on 6 April 2017 regarding holidays in term time, the Pontefract Academies Trust 'Attendance Policy' has been updated to reflect this.  Please refer to full details in our 'Letters and Information' section.

Please click on the following link to access Pontefract Academies Trust's Attendance Policy:

Attendance Policy

01/11/2017 - Term Dates 2018-19

The school calendar for 2018-2019 is now available. 

It can be accessed via the menu on the left side of the Home page, i.e. "School Calendar and Events  -> Term Dates". 

To view the school calendar on the Wakefield MDC website, please enter "Wakefield Term Dates 2018-19" into a search engine.

30/10/2017 - 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'.

27/10/2017 - 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.

26/10/2017 - Cashless School

To pay for school events: 

Payments for school events, including Dinner Money, Breakfast Club and After-school Club must be paid online via www.schoolmoney.co.uk.  Alternatively, payment may be made by credit or debit card at the school office or over the telephone.   

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