Orleton CE Primary 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 2017 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.
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.
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!
Click here to see our current menu.
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.
Click here to visit our fundraising page.
Boys - Red polo shirt, school sweatshirt or red jumper, black trousers or shorts, black or white socks.
Girls - Red polo shirt, School sweatshirt or red cardigan/jumper, Black skirt or trousers, White socks or red or black tights in winter, White and red gingham dress in summer.
Shoes - Children should only wear laced shoes to school when they are capable of tying them themselves
Jewellery - We kindly ask no jewellery to be worn to school.
PE Kit - Black shorts and a red t-shirt. Black or white Velcro trainers (younger children we would prefer elasticated fronts where possible).
Swimming - Swimming hats must be worn.
Where to buy - Branded school uniform are available from: Clubsport, 9 South Street, Leominster, HR6 8JA
Our Links With St Georges Church
We are proud of our close links with St Georges Church in Orleton.
Headteacher – Mr Adam Breakwell
Head of School – Miss Lucy Rossiter
School Business Manager – Richard Waterhouse
Reception Teachers – Mrs Ginny Lamonby & Mrs Helen Yellowley
Class 1 Teachers – Mrs Claire Coleman & Miss Hannah Milde
Class 2 Teachers – Miss Charlotte Taylor & Mrs Sarah Phillips
Class 3 Teacher – Miss Zoe Pritchard
Class 4 Teachers – Miss Lucy Bulman & Miss Lisa Butler & Miss Lucy Rossiter
Class 5 Teachers – Mrs Charlotte Munday & Mrs Nicola Morgan
Class 6 Teacher – Mr Oliver Hambidge
English Co-ordinator - Mrs Charlotte Hyde
Maths Co-ordinator - Miss Lucy Rossiter
Curriculum Lead - Miss Lucy Rossiter
Peripatetic Music Teachers - Mrs Ruth & Mr Richards
SENCO - Miss Lisa Butler
Teaching assistants – Mrs Glenys Apperley (also Senior Lunchtime Supervisor), Mrs Sue Moss (also Lunchtime Supervisor)
Miss Emma Davies (also Lunchtime Supervisor), Mrs Helen Yellowley, Miss Lucy Bulman, Mrs Samantha Griffiths, Mrs Jennifer Harris
Mr Charlie Moreland
School Counsellor – Mrs Libby Bevan
Administration – Mrs Helen Ansell & Mrs Jodie Apperley
Caretaker – Mrs Di Luck
Cleaners – Mrs Di Luck & Mrs Carole Cannan
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.
NOTE: Minutes from Governors meetings are available on request