Values & Vision

Our Vision

Jesus told his followers that, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24

Orchards C of E Academy are building from the ground up: ensuring we get the children’s education right from the very start, in our nursery. Our strong emphasis on the teaching of early reading, writing and maths will lay the solid foundations for every child. The building blocks of our knowledge rich, carefully sequenced curriculum, coupled with strong evidence based pedagogy and principles are reinforced by our solid Christian culture and ethos which permeates through everything we do. Our consistent approach to behaviour and the positive support of ‘Thrive’ strategies will ensure all children are ready and able to learn. We will work together with the whole school community to encourage ambition and to instil aspiration.


Our Aims

  •          To have high expectations of our children in order to raise outcomes and give them the best life chances
  •          To provide our children with a rich variety of life experiences and the tools to become resilient and respectful citizens
  •          To further develop our skilled and reflective staff team through evidence based CPD and an embedded commitment to staff wellbeing
  •          To care, support communicate and be fully inclusive with parents and the wider community.
  •          To promote our Christian values and ethos which underpins all aspects of school life


Our Values

These are the foundations for all aspects of school life. They are common language for the children and a focus of assemblies and rewards. Children know, understand and can share examples of these values:

  •          Ambition
  •          Perseverance
  •          Respect
  •          Responsibility

Our school rules

  •          Be safe
  •          Be ready to learn
  •          Be respectful