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Extra Curricular, Trips & Activities

At the heart of our ambition for Orchard Academy is our commitment to providing the very best for all children to enjoy and achieve.

This includes having the widest possible range of opportunities both within and beyond the curriculum. We offer extra-curricular opportunities through various types of provision delivered by school staff and external providers– all with a view to increasing the range of experiences that children have, enabling them to make informed choices for adult life. Activities are designed to be fun and cater for a wide variety of interests.

We want to offer the scope for each and every child to find a passion, develop a talent, spark an interest or simply find pleasure in doing an activity with others. After-school clubs are a fantastic way of achieving this and we are excited to offer a wide range of clubs from singing and drama, to football and rugby, computing and Forest Schools.

Residential Trips 2019/20

At Orchard we believe that learning outside the classroom through residential experiences equips our children with invaluable life and learning skills, whilst they are on their journey as responsible citizens following the school creed.

“Young people of all ages benefit from real life ‘hands on’ experiences; when they can see, hear, touch and explore the world around them and have opportunities to experience challenge and adventure” - Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. 


Year 3 – Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire – Monday 30th March to Wednesday 1st April 2020

A two-night residential that includes 10 outdoor and adventurous activities at the centre.

Approximate cost: £165 per child includes all activities and full board.

Whitmoor Lakes


Year 4 – Frank Chapman Centre, Bewdley, Worcestershire – Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd April 2020

A three-night residential that includes outdoor environmental learning activities at the centre.

Approximate cost: £244 per child includes all activities and full board.



Year 5 – Ghyll Head Centre, Windermere, Cumbria - Monday 3rd to Friday 7th February 2020

A four-night residential that includes outdoor and adventurous activities in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Approximate cost: £270 per child includes all activities and full board.



Year 6 – The Isle of Wight Experience (Curraghmore Hotel), Shanklin, Isle of Wight - Monday 6th to Friday 10th July 2020

A four-night residential that includes cultural experiences, day trips and explorations around the beautiful island.

Approximate cost: £309 per child includes all activities, full board and entrance fees.

Isle of Wight

Financial assistance is available for all residential visits subject to personal circumstances and upon application in writing to Mr. C Brown (headteacher).

Parents meetings for all visits will be held in year groups during the Autumn Term 2019.

All prices may vary subject to the final numbers of children attending each residential.

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