About Orleton School
Hello, and welcome, I am Mr Breakwell the Headteacher of Orleton School and I hope this short introduction will give you a flavour of our school and its aims. I joined the school in September 2012 and have always been clear that I believe our school must develop a curriculum and ethos designed around our children which is unique to us. Our aim is to be outstanding. We are on our way there following our Ofsted in November 2013 that judged us to be good in all areas, the report can be found on the Ofsted website or through the links below.
We educate the whole child, giving them the skills to flourish in the global community of the 21st century. We believe in the old fashioned values of: good manners, academic rigour, consideration of others, self-control and community spirit, as a basis for developing independent learners with enquiring minds.
Last year’s SATs results clearly show that we outperform schools nationally with 87% of our pupils leaving us with level 4's in reading, writing and maths, nationally only 75% of children achieve this. 45% of our children achieved a level 5 last year in reading, writing and mathematics which we are incredibly proud of as only 21% of children achieved this level nationally.
We want each child to have that true sense of self-worth which enables them to stand up for themselves and for a purpose greater than themselves, and, in doing so, to be of value to British society.
Orleton is a one form entry, meaning we are big enough to have many outstanding facilities and staff expertise but, we are small enough to know children as individuals.
Our governors help to drive our school towards its aim of being Outstanding and hold us to account for providing the very highest standard of education we can for the children in our care.
We have strong community and parental links and are justifiably proud of the work we do as a central part of our village community.
We greatly appreciate the support of our pupil’s parents and trust that you will find pleasure in watching your child grow with us.
Friends of Orleton School (PTA)
Parents are automatically members of the "Friends of Orleton School". The purpose of the association is to provide opportunities for parents and staff to meet socially, to develop stronger home/school links and to enhance the education of the children by assisting in the provision of facilities and resources that are not normally covered by the School Allowance.
Before / After school Clubs & Activities
We run a wide range of clubs which rotate and vary throughout the year. For details and / or a booking form please contact the school office. Significant dates can be found on the school calendar page and important notices will appear on the home page of this site.
Hot school dinners are cooked fresh on site every day by our in-house cooks. Because our school takes part in the Food For Life scheme, our meals are of a very high standard, including lots of local and organic produce, local butcher’s meat, at least two portions of fruit and veg every day and definitely no turkey twizzlers! Children eat a range of seasonal meals with a pudding every day, and there is always local organic bread, water and a basket of fruit on the table too. We book our school meals on a half term basis, with a three week rotating menu. Children can either eat every day, or select the days of the week which are their favourite foods, e.g. roast dinners on Wednesdays. We provide free school meals for EVERY child up to the end of Year 2, regardless of income. The meals are managed by a voluntary organisation called Orleton School Meals Association which is run by parents and staff together. Any parent can get involved or feedback their ideas about school dinners.
The menu is constantly changing and improving and our very high uptake rate proves that the children think they are yummy! In addition Pick and Mix Tuck Shop at Orleton School runs a healthy tuck shop every day at morning break. Three items are provided each day (a starchy food, a protein source and a fruit or vegetable) in interesting and engaging combinations that are the perfect size for a child sized snack. Children choose either 2 items at 20 pence or all three items at 30 pence. The pick and mix format and a little peer engagement helps to encourage the children to try small tastes of new foods. In a recent survey 90% of parents fed back that their children had either tried something new or come home saying they liked something surprising.
Recent examples of snacks are:
1/4 pitta pocket with hummus and grated carrot, plain popcorn with raisins and pumpkin seeds, and 1/4 wraps with cream cheese and strawberries. The stand is run by Year 5 children with the support of an adult. Children can bring money on the day to practice their money skills, or parents can pay in advance (weekly or half termly) to make life super easy.
Meet the Staff
Headteacher – Mr Adam Breakwell
Head of School – Mrs Emma Morgan
School Business Manager – Emma Jenkins
Reception Teachers – Mrs Ginny Lamonby & Mrs Helen Yellowley
Class 1 Teachers – Mrs Claire Coleman & Mrs Bryony John
Class 2 Teachers – Mrs Emma Morgan & Mrs Sarah Phillips
Class 3 Teacher – Miss Lisa Butler & Miss Debbie Hillyer
Class 4 Teacher – Miss Zoe Pritchard & Miss Lucy Rossiter
Class 5 Teachers – Mrs Charlotte Munday & Mrs Nicola Morgan
Class 6 Teachers – Mrs Sian Hughes & Mrs Bev Saunders (Temporary)
English & Maths Co-ordinator - Mrs Charlotte Munday
Peripatetic Music Teachers - Mr Davies & Mrs Ruth
SENCO - Lisa Butler
Teaching assistants – Mrs Glennys Apperley, Mrs Joanna Bent, Miss Emma Davies, Mrs Hayley Evans, Mrs Jenny Harris & Mrs Sue Moss.
Administrator – Mrs Helen Ansell & Sam Parrett
We’re lucky enough to benefit from many more members of staff and volunteers too, but we hope this list will act as a good point of reference for those who your children might refer to frequently.