Establishment The Orchard School

URN: 132232

Community special school

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Address
Causeway Green Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8LD
Local authority
Sandwell (333)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Elizabeth Hopewell
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 132232, DfE number: 333/7018
UKPRN: 10069448
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01215697040
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 14 December 2022)
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Data from other services
  • Not applicable
Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
147
Open date
1 September 2000
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
46.9%
Date last changed / confirmed
14 May 2024
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Helen Grindulis Appointed by GB/board 6 February 2003 16 November 2026

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Natalie Hulse Elected by parents 18 March 2024 18 March 2028
Pat Evans Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2015 27 September 2027
Jessica Patel Appointed by GB/board 21 June 2016 15 July 2027
Kiran Chaudhry Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2023 26 March 2027
Rachel Kelly Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2023 26 March 2027
Hilary Veasey-Pugh Appointed by LA 7 January 2015 5 January 2027
Paul Glover Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2018 4 December 2026
Sue Nicholls Appointed by GB/board 13 July 2022 12 July 2026
Leigh Noons Elected by school staff 6 May 2022 5 May 2026
Joanna Muyoti Elected by parents 8 November 2021 7 November 2025
Kelly Heeley Appointed by GB/board 25 July 2017 28 September 2025
Elizabeth Hopewell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2023 Not recorded
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Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
District
Sandwell
Ward
Langley
Parliamentary constituency
Warley
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E08000028
Easting
399374
Northing
287701
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
32083559
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
Sandwell 030
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
Sandwell 030C
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.

Middle super output area (MSOA)

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Lower super output area (LSOA)

The data presented for the lower super output area (LSOA) is representative of the 2021 census.