Choose Orchard Mead!

Welcome to our page aimed at Year 6 parents who are considering a place for their son/daughter at Orchard Mead Academy from September 2021.

We also invite you to explore some videos and information we have put together which will give you a flavour of life at Orchard Mead Academy.

Orchard Mead Academy – Making  a Positive Difference Flyer

Principals Address

To share Mr Patels vision and values for pupils at Orchard Mead please click here

Virtual Tour

Mr Renshaw has done a  short  virtual tour of our modern facilities and talks about the wide range of opportunities that we provide our students,  please click here to view this

Faculty Information Videos


DT (Design Technology)
IT (Information Technology)
MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)
PE (Physical Education)
RE (Religious Education)

Student Voice Video

Open Evening Student Voice

The Orchard Way- Parents Guide

At Orchard Mead we are committed to providing the best  educational opportunities for each young person in order for them to learn and flourish.  We share the ambition that all students will develop into kind, successful and responsible young people and adults of the future.


Our Parent Handbook

This includes a wealth of information for new parents including frequently asked questions.

It may also be helpful to read through our transition page, produced for Year 6 students moving to our school this year, as this includes video welcome interview from the Principal, and Head of Year as well as and information about our school and the move to Year 7.

If you would like information on how your child will get to Orchard Mead, please visit or travel page here

You might also like to read our most recent Challenge Partners Review from January 2020, this will give you an insight into our school performance.

For information on how to apply for a place at our school please visit our admissions page here. 

The closing date for secondary school applications is midnight on 31 October 2020.

If you have any questions you would like to ask us about Orchard Mead Academy Please click here

Thank you for expressing an interest in Orchard Mead Academy.

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