Academy News

Looking for parents to share their opinions on school food

The University of Birmingham is looking for parents of secondary school children to join their Parent Advisory Group from Jul 22 – Oct 23. Meetings are online and group members will be paid £25 per hour plus expenses. No experience necessary. Interested? Find out more on the FUEL study webpage or complete the following google form to register your interest. Please feel free to get in touch with the team for more information: contact Marie Murphy at [email protected]

2020-21 GCSE Artwork

Calling all 2020-2021 Orchard Mead Academy GCSE Art students. Please get in touch if you would like to collect your art portfolios. Sadly, we will not be able to store the work after June 30th 2022. If you would like to collect, please [email protected] as soon as possible to arrange a collection date.   Thank you, Mrs James, (Head of Art)

Computer Science STEM Trip!

#Computer Science STEM trip As part of our Computer Science curriculum and commitment to providing children enriching experiences, we have arranged for 12 pupils to visit Gateway College for a More Able Technology and Science STEM Day.  We feel this will encourage the pupils to study STEM subjects at college and university.  The trip has been arranged for Wednesday 29th June 2022. The day will give them an insight into STEM at higher level. Activities will include: Robotics – They will build and program a robot to navigate a series of obstacles E-FIT – They will use police software to create an image of a ‘criminal’ Vehicle – They will design, build and then race a simple electric vehicle Medical Diagnostics – They will be tasked with diagnosing a ‘patient’ and test for diabetes.   This event is part of a wider national competition, in which the overall winning team…

Free training for parents and carers – The AIM Group

A huge well done to staff and parents who actively accessed the Aim Group course, we had 50 people sign up and were the second highest in the Trust for engagement.  Well done to everyone. Please have a look at the courses on their website as currently these are free of charge until July.  There are various different courses and you can either complete a level 2 or 3 course – they are available to 19 year olds and over.   The AIM Group – Apprenticeships, Free Qualifications and Pre-Employability Courses

May Half Term Food Provision for vulnerable families

May half term In partnership with Samworth Brothers, Leicester City are offering the pop up pantry scheme at 5 venues across the city, starting on 26 – 29 May 2022.  This will give parents the opportunity to choose food for their children for the half-term.  This offer has limited space and therefore parents are required to register in advance. Please read the information sheet and the use the website link May half term food offer – Leicester City Council to register if you meet the following criteria: receive benefits-related free school meals who are in full time school (4 to 16 years) live in Leicester City or attend a city school if they live outside of Leicester Those families needing additional support i.e. vulnerable children Parents must register for a venue by Tuesday 10 May, using the online form found within the information sheet.   The registration window closes early to allow Samworth Brothers enough time to arrange supplies for the…

Year 11 Leavers Hoodies and Yearbooks

Year 11 Leavers’ Hoodies and Yearbooks are now ready to purchase directly from the supplier using the link and code below: Link: Passcode: 68554 There is a sample hoodie in the Year 11 office if you wish to check sizing.    

Harborough Big Band Concert- Thursday 16th June

To book your free ticket complete your booking here: BOOKING FORM   We are delighted to announce that Harborough Big Band will be hosting a free concert on Thursday 16th June for our school community! It will be brilliant.   Read about the band below: Harborough Big Band Harborough Big Band is a community-based Big Band established originally as Brass Wind and Fire in 2005. The band has a traditional big band line up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section plus singers and is made up of a group of passionate music lovers, each with years of musical experience, who pride themselves on performing to the highest of musical standards. Led by Musical Director Tony Rifugiato, the bands’ repertoire ranges from 1940’s big band sounds, such as Summertime and Fly Me to the Moon, through to modern classics including Skyfall and Mercy. As a community-based band, we not only…

Amended timings for behaviour system

  We are making some changes to the timings of our Internal Exclusion and C3/Removal room. From week commencing 2nd May, the timings will change to: Internal Exclusion: 10 am to 4 pm C3/Removal Room: 8.30 am to 3.30 pm   This is to improve the effectiveness of both systems.    

Public consultation for proposed Scraptoft Lane zebra crossing

Leicester City Council are proposing to install a zebra crossing on Scraptoft Lane. This is likely to be of benefit to some of Orchard Mead students who walk to school.   We would like to know what people think about the proposed crossing and so a public consultation starts on Thursday 28th April 2022 until Monday 23rd May 2022.   The consultation can be completed online at   Details of the scheme can be found on the consultation site.   If you can find the time to complete the consultation, we would be very grateful. Thank you.  

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