The Orchard Independent Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Special school
12 - 16
Other independent special school

How Does The School Perform?

Requires Improvement
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Pupils with SEN support
Unit 1, Sargon Way
Great Grimsby Business Park
DN37 9PH

School Description

One pupil told inspectors, ‘We’re like a big family.’ This is a suitable description of the school. Staff work hard to build trusting relationships with pupils, many of whom have not had successful experiences of education before arriving at The Orchard. Everyone at the school wants the very best for pupils. Leaders’ expectations of staff are high because they require all staff to have high aspirations for the pupils. As a result, the school is a place of ambition. The school’s curriculum for developing pupils’ social skills, so that they are well prepared for adult life, is an important part of what happens at The Orchard. Staff are proud to take their pupils out of school, such as to the seaside at Cleethorpes, to help them build their confidence and help them grow as young people. Behaviour at school is mostly good. Sometimes, because of the pupils’ special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), a pupil will have a difficult moment with their behaviour. Staff are effective at managing such situations. Pupils feel safe in school. Bullying is not a problem. Leaders are tireless and committed to the pupils and the school. However, there are some weaknesses in leadership which need to be improved, including governance and understanding of government guidance about safeguarding and attendance.

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The Orchard Independent Special School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.