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Hertfordshire County Council

School

The Orchard Primary School

Gammons Lane
Watford
WD24 5JW

www.orchard.herts.sch.uk

Telephone: 01923 672280

Fax: 01923 681310

Email: admin@orchard.herts.sch.uk

Head teacher: Paul Sutton

School type: Primary Mixed

School category: Community

School number: 743

DFE number: 919-2115

Nursery class: Yes

Published Admission Number: 60

how many children this school is admitting

Number of children on roll: 413

Admission rules if you want a place at the school for September 2017

Hertfordshire County Council’s oversubscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled, first, infant, primary, junior and middle schools for the school year 2017/18.

All schools and academies must admit a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that names the school.

If there are fewer applications than places available at a school all applicants will be admitted. If there are more applications than places available, the criteria outlined below will be used to prioritise applications.

Rule 1: children looked after
Children looked after and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).

Rule 2: medical or social
Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.

Rule 3: linked school
In the case of junior schools, children who attend the linked infant school at the time of their application. This rule only applies to pupils who are currently attending an infant school which has a linked junior school.

Rule 4: sibling
Children who have a sibling on the roll of the school or linked school at the time of application. This applies to Reception through to Year 5 in infant, junior and primary schools; and from Reception through to Year 3 in first schools; and from Year 5 to Year 7 in middle schools.

Rule 5: nearest school
Children for whom it is their nearest community or voluntary-controlled school or an own admitting school or academy using Hertfordshire County Council's admission rules.

Rule 6: distance
Children who live closest to the school. Children not considered under rule 5 will be considered under rule 6.

 

Read The Orchard Primary School's full admission rules for 17-18

Admission rules if you want a place at the school now

Hertfordshire County Council’s oversubscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled, first, infant, primary, junior and middle schools for the school year 2016/17.

All schools and academies must admit a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that names the school.

If there are fewer applications than places available at a school all applicants will be admitted. If there are more applications than places available, the criteria outlined below will be used to prioritise applications.

Rule 1: children looked after
Children looked after and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).

Rule 2: medical or social
Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.

Rule 3: linked school
In the case of junior schools, children who attend the linked infant school at the time of their application. This rule only applies to pupils who are currently attending an infant school which has a linked junior school.

Rule 4: sibling
Children who have a sibling on the roll of the school or linked school at the time of application. This applies to Reception through to Year 5 in infant, junior and primary schools; and from Reception through to Year 3 in first schools; and from Year 5 to Year 7 in middle schools.

Rule 5: nearest school
Children for whom it is their nearest community or voluntary-controlled school or an own admitting school or academy using Hertfordshire County Council's admission rules.

Rule 6: distance
Children who live closest to the school. Children not considered under rule 5 will be considered under rule 6.

 

Read The Orchard Primary School's full admission rules for 16-17

Vacancies (for in year applications)

Yes - there are vacancies in Year 3

Updated: 22 March 2017

Vacancy information is only relevant to in year applications.

Schools aim to update their vacancy information every 2 weeks.

Treat this information as a guide only – the situation can change on a daily basis.

How were school places allocated in previous years?

What happened in the last 2 years
 20152016

Number of places available

60

60

Number of applications made

232

260

Number of places offered

60

60

Places offered under each rule in 2016
Rules (in rule priority order)2016

Sen (special Educational Needs)

0

Children Looked After Or Previously Looked After

0

Medical/Social

0

Siblings

22

Nearest School

38

Not Nearest School

0

Places offered under each rule in 2015
Rules (in rule priority order)2015

Sen (special Educational Needs)

0

Children Looked After Or Previously Looked After

0

Medical/Social

0

Siblings

22

Nearest School

24

Not Nearest School

14

Distance of the furthest child admitted

Distance of the furthest child admitted in 2016 (in metres)
Rule2016

Nearest school

915.8

Distance

None

Distance of the furthest child admitted in 2015 (in metres)
Rule2015

Nearest school

845.17

Distance

1044.52

Use our 'Find Your Nearest School' system to identify the "nearest" school to your child's home address, in accordance with Hertfordshire County Council's admission arrangements.

Performance and Ofsted

Performance table for The Orchard Primary School.

Ofsted report and rating for The Orchard Primary School.

School officers

Admissions Officer: Anna Jacobsen

In Year Admissions Officer: Victoria Blackford

Attendance Improvement Officer: Louiza Demetriou

District Schools Effectiveness Advisor: Marie Harvey

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