Principal’s Welcome

Orchard Mead Academy is proud to serve a uniquely diverse community in the North Eastern outskirts of Leicester. We are larger than average 11-16 mixed comprehensive school with first class facilities due to a £19m rebuild in 2014.

We are a proud member of The Mead Educational Trust (TMET). As a group of schools, we work to support each student, making sure they have every opportunity to achieve. We share the ethos, vision and values of TMET, which is for each and every member of the school community to ‘make a positive difference’.

Our school has been on a rapid journey of school improvement in recent years. To celebrate our transformation – and emphasise our connection with the Mead family of schools and our commitment to offering a first-class education – we changed our name to Orchard Mead Academy in September 2019.

We aim to give our students a broad, rich and ambitious curriculum, enabling each one to develop their voice, talents and abilities. By the time our students leave us, we expect them to be successful, confident and equipped with the skills to make a positive difference to themselves, their families and the wider world.

It is my pleasure to share with you this short film which was created by students at Orchard Mead Academy (Formerly Hamilton Academy) in April 2018.

Please look around our website to see what we have to offer, and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

  • Jackie Gair, Principal