Welcome to Orchard Community Trust

Committed to improving the life chances of all children, wherever they may be.

Our Family

We currently have 3 Primary and 2 Special schools in the Trust, with a further 2 Primary Schools due to formally join us very soon. In addition to these, we also have one associate member school.

Abbey Hulton Primary

School Road, Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent

Forest Park Primary School

Woodall Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

Kemball School

Beaconsfield Drive, Blurton, Stoke on Trent

Oakhill Primary School

Rookery Lane, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent

Watermill School

Turnhurst Road, Stoke-on-Trent

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

All the schools within the Orchard Community Trust are following the National and Local guidance from the Government and have closed to reduce the spread of coronavirus.  Our Commitment is to provide care for Key worker and vulnerable children at each school, if your work is not critical in the response to coronavirus, then please keep your child at home.  Schools are also ensuring children who are eligible for Free School Meals are being catered for.

Please I advise that where possible ask members of your family to look after children, this will mean less risk to your families and to our staff in these critical times.

We are advising parents to monitor the website of the school their children attend for local updates.

Click here for information for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings 

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Click here to check the NHS website for more information if you have symptoms

Mr Rob Johnstone
Senior Executive Leader
Orchard Community Trust (MAT)

The Orchard Community Trust is a Stoke-on-Trent based Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). We currently have five academies in our MAT, with two more to join us soon. They consist of five Primary Schools and two Special Schools. In addition to these, we also have one associate member school. Our Head Office is at Watermill School in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Orchard Community Trust is fully committed to improving the life chances of all children, wherever they may be. This moral obligation, our mission, does not end at the school gates, within our own Local Authorities, or even within our own country. Where we have the capacity to make a difference, we are morally bound to do so.

Mission

Academies

Number of Students

Year Founded

Our Family

Abbey Hulton Primary School
Joined May 2019

Forest Park Primary School
Joined May 2019

Kemball School
Joined July 2019

Oakhill Primary School
Joined May 2019

Watermill School
Joined July 2019

Latest News

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

A Message from our Senior Executive LeaderDated: March 26, 2020 All the schools within the Orchard Community Trust are following the National and Local guidance from the Government and have closed to reduce the spread of coronavirus.  Our Commitment is to provide care...

SEND Employer Engagement Project

SEND Employer Engagement Project

The Employer Engagement project is now in full swing and impact is being felt in both Watermill and Kemball Schools. The project aims to help pupils understand more about the world of work that is open to them when they have finished education. Pupils across key stage...

Oakhill Receives Artsmark Silver Award

Oakhill Receives Artsmark Silver Award

We are delighted to announce that Oakhill Primary has received the Artsmark Silver Award for this half term. The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. It supports settings to...

St Marks wins NATRE Spirited Arts Competition 2019

St Marks wins NATRE Spirited Arts Competition 2019

We are very pleased to announce that St Marks have been announced as winners for the second year running in the NATRE Spirited Arts competition 2019. This year our winners were Reception with their wonderful response to the question, ‘Where is God?’ Their excellent...

Admissions

All schools in the Orchard Community Trust follow the Local Authority Admissions Policy and these are published on each schools’ individual website. To apply for a place at one of our Primary Academies,  please call the individual school office for further details and an application form or visit Stoke on Trent City Council Website where applications can be made online.

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