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If your child is due to start school in September 2022, Please see our Admissions page to find out when our school tours are and to book your place.


Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school.

Children Starting in Year R at Orchard Infant School in September 2021

A very warm welcome to all of our Year R children starting in September 2021 and their families. Thankyou for choosing Orchard Infant School.


Children Starting School in September 2022

The applications for a Year R school place for children starting school in September 2022 will open in November 2021.  The closing date for the main round of applications is 15th January 2022.  We have children attending Orchard Infant School from all across the Waterside area, so please do consider applying for a school place for your child here.


When the application period is open, you can apply for a school place via the link below to to Hampshire County Council's Education webpage, or if you do not have internet access, please call into the school to collect a paper application form.


School Tours 2021

We are pleased to announce the return of our school tours for parents of children starting school in September 2022.   


We will be hosting parent tours on the following dates to a limited number of parents on each date:-

  • Monday 18th October - 9:30am 
  • Wednesday 20th October - 9:30am
  • Monday 8th November - 9:30am
  • Monday 15th November - 9:30am
  • Wednesday 17th November - 9:30am


If you wish to join one of the school tour sessions above, you must complete our booking form via the link below to confirm your place.


Due to the limited number of places available on each tour, we are unable to allow parents to join a tour unless they have pre-booked.   We request that only adults attend the tours at this stage.


If you are unable to attend one of the sessions above, please view our virtual tour video below.

Orchard Infant School Virtual Tour Video

A day in the life of Orchard Infant School

Please find below our virtual tour video 'A day in the life of Orchard Infant School'

Children Moving Schools

In-year applications can be made at any time via the Hampshire Education website (see  link below), or alternatively by completing an "In -Year Application for a school place" form which is available from the school office. 

Please contact our school office to enquire about the availability of school places*.


* School places currently available in Year 1