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Student Uniform Information

Following our change of name, we have updated our blazer so that it now displays the Orchard Mead Academy logo, and introduced neck ties which represent the house your child is a member of. We would like to reassure parents and carers that we do not wish the change of academy name to create additional expense for you.  Therefore,  students  entering Year 8-11 may continue to wear the navy Hamilton Academy blazer until you wish to replace it.    Students in Year 8-11 will also be given a new house tie on Thursday 29th August 2019.  Please send in your old Hamilton tie for recycling if possible. As students in Year 7 are new to the academy, they will be expected to purchase the new Orchard Mead blazer and their own house tie. All purchasing information, including which House tie to purchase has been sent to you previously.  If you require any support,…

First Day of Term

Orchard Mead Academy will be open for Year 7 Students on Wednesday 28th August 2019. Year 11 students have been invited to a GCSE launch day, please look out letters which have been sent home with your appointment time. Year 8-10 students return to school on Thursday 29th August 2019. We look forward to welcoming you all for the new school year!

GCSE Results Day Information

Hamilton Academy Year 11 students may collect their GCSE results on Thursday 22nd August 2019 between 10.00am and 12.00pm,  from the Main Hall. If you are unable to collect your statement of results yourself  and would like somebody else to collect them for you, you MUST let us know in advance by letter.  You will need to tell us the name of the person that will be collecting the results on your behalf and what form of identification they will bring with them to prove their identification on the day. Any results not collected will be moved to the main office and can be collected from the 28th August onwards between the times of 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am – 3.00pm on Friday. Staff will be available to discuss your results with you on results day, as well as Ms J Walkden from the careers department.

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Achievement Evening

We enjoyed a wonderful evening on the 4th of July celebrating all that is great at our wonderful academy. A huge congratulations to all the students who won an award, here are just a few photos from the evening…

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Young Enterprise Students Win County Finals

Our  Year 10 enterprise group attended the County Finals in May 2019 against 5 other schools and colleges and won the right to represent Leicestershire at the Regional Finals of the Young Enterprise Company Programme. The students pitched and presented their idea to judges and others schools. They won three awards that night which were: Company of the year, Best Financial Management and Best Marketing after appearing on BBC East Midlands, Radio Leicester and in the Leicester Mercury. The group are gaining national recognition for their outstanding business sense and the innovative, creative product. There are high hopes that their product, The Easier Reader could go all the way and change the lives of many individuals who struggle with reading. To find out more about Companion visit their web page here.  

TMET Free School Application Successful

We are pleased to announce that the Department for Education announced today that The Mead Educational Trust’s (TMET) application to open a free school in Leicester has been approved. The new secondary school is expected to open in 2018 or 2019 and will be based on the model of Rushey Mead Academy, the highly successful 11 to 16 Leicester academy, that is “rated outstanding by Ofsted and consistently one of the highest performing schools in Leicester“. Through TMET, the new school have access to a world-class education network and excellent school-to-school support. We will now work with the Department for Education to establish a location for the school and, once that is confirmed, will work closely with the local community and parents in this exciting new venture.