Asymptomatic Testing January 2022

Following National guidance; ‘Face coverings should be worn in communal areas by staff, visitors and pupils in year 7 and above, unless they are exempt.  This will be from Monday 29 November until further notice. This is a National decision, not a local one. We will have face coverings available at Student Reception. As you may have also seen in the news, the Department of Education has advised that schools offer one on-site lateral flow device test on the return to school.  Twice-weekly testing at home is strongly encouraged with any positive results to be confirmed by a PCR test.  Testing is voluntary however we encourage all students to participate in order to help us stop the spread of coronavirus.   As per government guidelines, Orchard Mead Academy will be offering one on-site lateral flow test to all students who have consented.  The tests will take place during the school…

Remembrance Day 2021

Pupils and staff are participating in a whole school poetry recital of  In Flanders Field  today. Mr Oldman was really proud of the whole school and how they behaved, and we celebrated a Yr 7 pupil’s act of bravery which he was commended for, and a Yr 7 pupil who won our poetry competition with her wonderful poem about why it is important to remember the war.  

Cancellation Notice-Parents Information Evening & Community Roots 14 10 2021

We are sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel the events that were going to take place today, in light of updated guidance and with the wellbeing and safety of our pupils, staff and school community in mind so close to the half term break. For parents who had booked on to attend the Parent Information Evening event, school will be in touch to offer support and answer any questions which you may have wanted to ask at the evening. For the Community Roots morning, we will set up a new date in the near future. We look forward to seeing you at a new date later in the academic year.

Open Events in October 2021

Here at Orchard Mead Academy, it is our mission to inspire our pupils to grow and succeed. We take pride in our challenging and well-designed curriculum which seeks to give all our students access to a broad, rich and deep education. A significant proportion of our students study the English Baccalaureate set of subjects to GCSE level, highlighting our drive to ensure all students benefit from an academic and enriching curriculum. Alongside traditional subjects, sport, music and the arts are highly valued. All of this allows our students to leave us as well rounded aspirational young people, ready for the challenges the next phase in life brings them. We are proud of our school community and work tirelessly to provide opportunities for our students to thrive, we want to forge meaningful partnerships with our families and to take our place as a vital part of our student futures. Each academic…

Welcome to Leicester Charity Appeal

From Monday 27th Sep to Friday 1st October 2021, here at Orchard Mead Academy, we will be asking our school community to donate items towards supporting those new to out city, via the charity City of Sanctuary.   Hear from our brilliant pupils about why this appeal matters, and how you can play your part. Each day we will be asking for different items:   Thank you in advance for your support. To find out about the charity we intend to support please see here: Leicester City of Sanctuary | Leicester City of Sanctuary

FREE Breakfast Club provision-daily from Monday 13th September

Our Breakfast club provision launches again on Monday 13th September,  and will be open daily from 7:45 am to 8:30 am for pupils. A selection of breakfast items will be provided, along with board games and activities to start the day in a positive way! Pupils must sign in to student reception upon arrival for the club.

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Orchard Mead Choir opportunity- Sing Up OMA!

Sing Up OMA! Join us in the Music department on Wednesdays 3 pm-4 pm to join our school choir! Starting on Wednesday 15th September, students from all year groups are invited to take part in a new singing group with ambitions to show the best of our voices at OMA! To sign up or find out more please speak to Dr Khabra or Mrs Telford-Brown in the music department.

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