Orchard House School is a welcoming, co-educational day school based in Chiswick where children benefit from outstanding teaching and extra-curricular activities.
To help a child achieve their personal best, we must engage their attention and stimulate their imagination. The combination of highly motivated teachers, small classes, and our exciting and diverse curriculum nurtures each child’s individual academic and creative talents with a sense of fun and purpose.
Sport encourages a respectful, competitive attitude, teaching children the value of camaraderie.
Similarly, music and drama can create increased levels of confidence and self-esteem.
We foster a sense of adventure and all activities take place within an atmosphere of warmth and openness, encouraging pupils in independent thought. Our Pupil Pastoral Plan monitors the well-being of each child and was recently shortlisted for a national award.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate awarded Orchard House the highest accolades of ‘excellent’ in all areas and ‘exceptional’ in achievements and learning. These are mirrored in our first-class academic results. We warmly invite you to visit us at Orchard House School.
Orchard House School was founded in 1993 with 65 pupils.
Today, there are approximately 300 pupils and 47 teaching staff, allowing each child a great deal of individual attention. It is very rare there are more than 20 pupils in any class, and in the early years there are three teaching adults in attendance. Small group and 1:1 sessions are commonplace.
Teachers take lunch with the children and the extensive extra-curricular activities allow teachers and pupils to interact in a more informal atmosphere.
Children blossom when they feel secure, happy and valued.
Each child at Orchard House has a Pupil Pastoral Plan where pupils can note any private notes or worries so teachers can monitor their happiness and well-being. This tool, created by our headmistress Mrs Edwards, was recently shortlisted for a national educational award.
Additionally, a buddy system and the school’s house system ensure students are well-integrated into the community and feel connected to and supported by their peers and teachers.
A wide spectrum of activities encourage self-expression and the development of talents outside the classroom.
Orchard House welcomes boys and girls to its vibrant community of creative thinkers.
“One pupil reports that Orchard House […] is truly ‘perfect’. Leavers head on to Hampton, Godolphin & Latymer and Kew House having enjoyed excellent teaching (staff wellbeing is taken very seriously – they have their own clubs including ultimate frisbee), sporting prowess – Year 6 swimmers reached the IAPS final this year – and clubs galore.”