Orchard Mead Academy Consultation on DSP (Designated Specialist Provision)

Consultation on Orchard Mead Academy DSP (Designated Specialist Provision) Orchard Mead Academy is proposing the establishment of a DSP on its site to cater for up to 12 students across Key Stages 3 and 4 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. This is a unit funded by the Local Authority and admissions will be open to pupils from across Leicester. The consultation period runs from Friday 28 May to Friday 25 June 2021 and allows anyone with an interest (for example parents, other schools and the local community) to comment. You can comment by emailing [email protected] Please indicate which school you are referring to as we are consulting on several DSPs at the same time. Consultion DSP Orchard Mead – May 2021

Safe Return to School in September

We are pleased to confirm that following the government’s guidance for the re-opening of schools we will be welcoming all students back to Orchard Mead Academy from the 1st September 2020.  Please be assured that we are following government guidance to secure our school against a COVID-19 outbreak and we are continuing to review safety measures in preparation for students returning. Please visit our FAQ page which contains lots information for parents and carers on the schools return.  If you have any queries please get in touch with the school office on 0116 241 3371 or [email protected] You might also like to view these short videos which explain some of the measures we have put in place ready for the new term: Video 1 – Mr Renshaw shares some important information on the full opening of Orchard Mead in September. Video 2 – Mr Renshaw shares some information on social…

GCSE Results Day
GCSE Results Enquiries

If you have a query relating to your exam results please click here to complete our enquiry form. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to operate as usual and regret that we are unable to speak to you in person at this time, however we will ensure that you are contacted within 5 working days of the query. Note that the deadline for submitting a query related to appealing exam results is Friday 28th August, however before submitting an appeal, please read the guidance below to check whether the appeal is valid: What to do if you have concerns or questions about your grades: student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints A guide for those receiving qualification results in England this summer

GCSE Results Day
GCSE Results 2020

We know our year 11 students and families are eagerly and nervously waiting for their results to be released on Thursday 20th August. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, results day 2020 will be very different from previous years. Given the current need to social distance and especially following the recent outbreak in Leicester, the decision has been made to send students their exam results electronically via email, rather than have students travel into school to collect them. This decision has been made to ensure all students receive their results in the morning at the same time to avoid unnecessary, prolonged stress waiting for a specific time slot to come in and collect results later in the day. Any student who doesn’t know how to access school emails from home or doesn’t have access to the necessary technology, must contact the school before Thursday 20th August to ensure provision/support is put…

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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