Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School


21/06/2018 - NSPCC Safety Guidelines for Fortnite: Battle Royale

On the Safeguarding section of our website, there is information for parents/carers giving advice on  how to customise and manage the content that can be accessed by the whole family on their games consoles.

The NSPCC has issued guidelines for parents and carers regarding the console game, "Fortnite: Battle Royale", a multiplayer survival game that is becoming increasingly popular among children.  Please click the following link to access this information:  https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/fortnite-all-you-need-know/


13/06/2018 - For the latest letters and newsletters, please see the 'Letters and Information' section of our website

13/06/2018 - 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'.

13/06/2018 - 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.

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.

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

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.