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The Orchards Special School

Welcome to The Orchards Specialist School. We are proud to be a part of the Dunham Trust which links us with other inspirational and innovative schools across Trafford. At The Orchards we are passionate about providing our children with meaningful learning experiences which promote their development through a holistic curriculum. We focus on ensuring high quality outcomes through responding individually to each child’s point of learning and ensuring that we meet that point of learning by using creative, innovative and aspirational teaching or support.

At The Orchards we have a highly skilled team of teachers and teaching assistants who ensure that every child’s needs are met. Our teachers lead their class teams through shared outcomes which are informed by parents, families, therapists and multi-agency support teams. We believe in the power of truly inclusive provision and place that at the heart of our school’s mission and vision.

At The Orchards we celebrate every child and see each pupil as an individual. We want all our children to flourish and achieve their very best in a safe and stimulating learning environment. We encourage all our children to be reflective, creative and independent global citizens who are effective communicators and respectful of themselves and of others. We believe that by working collaboratively and that by building strong relationships with all stakeholders then we can provide the best opportunities to our learners and enable them to achieve their unique potential.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 980 4941
Website
https://www.theorchards.trafford.sch.uk
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardsSchool/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/orchards_school

Where to go

Name of Venue
The Orchards (temporary location)
Venue Address
Irlam Road
Manchester
Manchester
Postcode
M41 6NA
Venue Notes

The Orchards will be temporarily located on the site of Acre Hall Primary School whilst the purpose-built new school is being built.

The Orchards will be located in Streford, within the M32 postcode area.

When is it on?

Days & Times
Monday - Friday 8:45am - 3:30am

Who is it for?

Ages
4-11
Supporting People With
Learning disability
Autistic Spectrum
Communication impairment
Physical impairment
Profound or Multiple Needs
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Eligibility Details

Admissions to The Orchards

The Orchards is a special free school which will initially provide 40 places for children of both sexes, aged 4-11 years in an environment where students with identified and statemented/Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) can access a specialised and holistic education that aims to develop children socially and academically to make maximum progress. The school will specialise in providing education for children with autism (ASC).

Admissions policy

For a child to be admitted, the school must be named, by a local authority, in the child’s Statement/EHCP. The Orchards will work in partnership with local authorities and parents/carers to assess the suitability of students for a place.

Parents wishing their children to benefit from our provision should ask their local authority to name our school in their child’s EHCP.

Our school will normally organise into small classes for each year group The Orchards will be part of a multi academy trust with Elmridge Primary School and Acre Hall Primary School. We will specialise in providing high quality provision for students with statements/EHCPs for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD). The school will specialise in educating children with a diagnosis of autism.

There will be no fee payable by the parents/carers for their child to attend the school. The school is unable to offer places to pupils whose families wish to pay such a fee.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

For a child to be admitted, the school must be named, by a local authority, in the child’s Statement/EHCP.

Cost Information
There will be no fee payable by the parents/carers for their child to attend the school. The school is unable to offer places to pupils whose families wish to pay such a fee.

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Sensory Room/Play
Parking
Further Details

The Orchards will be a fully accessible school.

Last updated date:
11 September 2018

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