Imtiaz Patel - Principal
Meet Our New Principal

We are delighted to introduce our new Principal, Mr Patel, who will be joining the Academy in August.  In this short video he shares with you the Orchard Oath as well as his love of football! Mr Patel and all our staff are very much looking forward to welcoming students back to school in September. Until then Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Responsible!     

Summer Packs Collection

*** UPDATE – 29th June 2020  *** We have had to postpone the collection of these packs due to the Leicester lockdown. We hope to be able to arrange collection at the beginning of August.  Please look out for further information. Thank You.    We are pleased to advise that for for all students in years 7, 8 & 9 we are arranging for your child to collect work from school together with a pack of materials to help with their studies, the pack will contain their work booklets for each of their subjects and an exercise book. Having these resources for their learning will help them to be able to continue to study and do their work from home. Students can also request up to 6 books that they would like to borrow from the library by doing the following: Email [email protected] with requests and we will issue and…

Year 6 Open Evening

Dear All, We will be holding our Year 6 Open Evening On the Thursday, 24th September from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. There will be a talk by the Principal at 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please click on the link for information and we look forward to meeting you. Open Evening

Statement on the murder of George Floyd

Dear All, As well as dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, our thoughts have also been clouded by the murder of George Floyd in the USA. TMET has issued the following statement to express our collective thoughts on this matter:

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Loan Devices For Students

*** Update 6th July 2020 *** Please note that we are will not be issuing loan devices out for the last week of term or over the summer holiday. Any applications received will be held for review if devices are still required in the autumn term.  Thank you.     We are pleased to advise that we now able to loan students a Chromebook in order to support with home learning whilst the school remains closed. As we have a limited number of devices available, priority will given to those students defined as vulnerable by the government’s current guidance and disadvantaged students in year 10.  If you would like to apply for a device for your child please complete our online application form here. Please note that all devices loaned out by Orchard Mead Academy will remain the property of the school, and must be returned in good condition with…

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A message from your PASCO’s

We hope that you are keeping well and staying safe.  Please have a look at our first pastoral newsletter from your PASCOs which we hope you’ll find helpful.  We’ve included advice and support to keep you healthy and well at this challenging time. The newsletter can be viewed here. We will issue a new newsletter each week – you can let us know if there are particular topics that you’d like covering at [email protected] Take care.  Keep smiling! Ms Lowe and all of your PASCOs.

School Closure – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated Friday 20th March 2020 We would like to thank our whole school community for your ongoing support at this very challenging time. In line with government advice received on Wednesday 18th March, the school will be closed to students from Monday 23rd March until further notice. The TMET Statement regarding the school closure can be found here. From Monday 23rd March we will offer a provision to students of “critical workers” and vulnerable students only.  This provision is provided only for those who absolutely need it. Information on how to access this provision can be viewed here. Please continue to follow public health guidance and DO NOT send your child to school if they or anyone in your house is showing signs of the Coronavirus. Our Safeguarding Support Plan can be found here. Our Closure Learning Plan can be viewed here. Previous letters sent home can be found here. Our Promise to You… …

RSE Consultation

Dear parents and carers, With the social distancing guidance given out by the Department for Education asking schools to limit gatherings, we are unfortunately unable to go ahead with our planned meetings to consult on the new curriculum requirements for Sex and Relationships from September 2020. However, we would still like to hear from you and gather views. Therefore, please find attached two documents showing national requirements and let us have your views via email: [email protected] We will carefully weigh up views received and send out our revised policy once it has been finalised. Secondary RSE expectations RSE Curriculum Map Kind regards, Rita Hindocha Executive Principal

Coronavirus – Frequently asked questions

  Coronavirus (Covid-19): Frequently Asked Questions We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help parents during this difficult time. If you still have further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. Will schools close? We intend to stay open unless we are required to close by the Government or are unable to open due to a high number of staff either self-isolating or socially distancing themselves from others. This may be as a part of a measure to close all schools or advice from Public Health England which may only apply to some schools. How long will schools close for? It is very hard to say. We will follow Government advice and close for as long as needed. How will schools communicate a closure with us? This will…

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