Orleans Primary School Careers Site Eteach (19578)


Orleans Primary School is a two form entry community school located in the St Margarets area of Twickenham. In September 2012 we opened as a Primary school, prior to this we were a three form entry infant school. Over the last year Orleans has undergone a substantial building programme to facilitate our expansion and we now have fantastic facilities which enable us to provide outstanding education for all our children.

Our school began life in 1911 as Orleans Council school and was officially opened on September 16th 1911. After sharing our site with Orleans Secondary school for over 60 years, the old school was demolished and some smaller building retained. As the school has grown, we have continuously developed the grounds and classrooms. In 2011 we commemorated our Centenary with a special week long celebration. During the week we planted a time capsule, with some help from the Deputy Mayor, for future generations to discover what life is like in 2011. 

About Us

At Orleans, we have a very strong vision which forms a fundamental part of how we move the school forward and we have nine values which underpin this vision. Our vision was written with input from all our school staff and our school council. Our school has a very dedicated team of staff who work exceptionally hard to ensure each child achieves their best, they are fully supported by the members of our Governing Body.

As a primary school, we believe that young children learn best when they are stimulated by an exciting and challenging curriculum which motivates them to learn. We actively encourage children to be inquisitive about the world around them and we celebrate every child’s success. Our aim is to create a lifelong love of learning in every child. Our school motto is ‘A love of learning, for life, for all.’ Our most recent OFSTED inspection took place in January and we were graded as outstanding. We were also graded as outstanding in our previous OFSTED inspection in May 2011.At Orleans we have high expectations of all our children both in terms of behaviour and learning. 

Work for us

If you're searching for your next 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 candidates - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. 

Working in Richmond


Richmond is a unique jewel in London’s crown. Often considered London’s most attractive borough it has been a favourite retreat for the rich and famous throughout history. Home to the marvels of Hampton Court and Twickenham Stadium it rivals anywhere in London for things to see and do. Seen as the happiest place in London to live, the balance of being close enough to central London while maintaining a large amount of open green space.

Located just 8 miles south west of central London, Richmond has fantastic transport links with access to London Underground’s District Line and train services to Waterloo. Heathrow Airport is 12 miles away and can be reached easily by road, train or bus and the M3, M25 and M4 motorways all provide easy access to the area. 

Richmond is a friendly and lively centre with excellent facilities including numerous shops and boutiques, pavement cafes and bars, charming pubs and sophisticated restaurants serving top class international cuisine. With so much history and heritage, wildlife and leisure activities, Richmond has something for everyone and is a wonderful environment in which to bring up a family.  Along with a variety of galleries, art centres and cinemas, there is the fabulous Richmond Theatre on The Green along with The Orange Tree theatre. 

The Borough also offers up some of the most attractive green open spaces within London including a number of Royal Parks, the most notable of which is the famous 2,300+ acres of Richmond Park.  The River Thames is a major feature of Richmond. Running through the heart of the Borough it winds its way for 21 miles allowing for some beautifully positioned riverside homes with fabulous river views.


Kew Gardens and Palace - Experience the Royal Botanical Garden Show at Kew Gardens. Visit the beautiful palace set within the 300 acre setting.

Richmond Park - London’s largest royal park, famous for its rambling heaths and multitude of deer. A popular jaunt West London locals looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London life.

Twickenham Stadium - The home of rugby. Catch England international rugby games here or during the summer the famous London 7s. Make the short walk to the smaller but just as lively Stoop to catch the local premiership club side, Harlequins RFC.

Hampton Court Palace - The famous royal palace that was a favourite for the King Henry VIII. Visiting here is a little journey to the past. During the winter months it is home to one of London’s largest ice rinks which is a fantastic evening no matter who you are.

Old Deer Park - Houses the boroughs favourite pagoda, it is a fantastic little park land. It is also the home ground of London Welsh Rugby Club if you are looking for an intimate family experience watching the sport. 


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