Welcome to Our School

Orchard School opened in Horfield in 2008 in a fantastic modern building, to serve our local community. We are a mixed 11-16 academy, with 800+ students, and our school community reflects the richly diverse local area. We pride ourselves on our harmonious atmosphere and the care we show for each young person.

We are ambitious for everyone – we expect the best from everyone.

What will you find here?

  • A calm, purposeful environment
  • A broad curriculum, with opportunities to excel in academic subjects, in creative and digital arts, performing arts and in sports
  • Enthusiastic students who are ambitious about their futures, and who are determined to achieve academic success

As a member of Trust in Learning Academies, our aim is simple: to become the outstanding provision our community deserves. We are building success on the core ORCHARD values of being open minded, respectful, creative & curious, healthy, ambitious, responsible and determined. 

Our Vision Statement

Our vision statement – “inspire today, empower for life” – underpins all that we do. Education changes lives and we consider every child’s journey with us to be very precious.

We invest our energy in inspiring all our students to live our ORCHARD values, being:

  • Open minded
  • Respectful
  • Creative & Curious
  • Healthy
  • Ambitious
  • Responsible
  • Determined


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Sorry, we are currently not recruiting for any vacancies

We would love you to join our Talent Pool so we can contact you when the right vacancy arises.

Working For Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers!

Talent Pool

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Trust in Learning Academies

Trust in Learning is an education charity formed in 2008 and is an Academy Sponsor based in Bristol whose principal purpose is to create inclusive education communities that provide excellent education and excellent outcomes for children and young people.

The University of the West of England together with the City of Bristol College make up the membership of the Trust and they share a common ethos to seek to provide inspiring educational experiences that will equip our children with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding that will provide all of them with the opportunity to go onto university of choose to pursue a career of their choice.

Equally important to Trust in Learning is to help children and young people understand a world that is rapidly changing and one which will require them to be adaptable and flexible; yet also retain a sense of place and to appreciate their own social responsibilities as a citizen.