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Please note that Orchard Infant School is open as usual on Monday 4th July, it is only Orchard Junior School who have an inset day.


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

Children Starting School in September 2022

If your child has been allocated a place at Orchard Infant School for September 2022, please go to our "Parents" section of our website where you will find lots of useful information on our "New Entrants Sept 2022 - Information for Parents" page.


If your child was allocated a place at another school for September 22, but you would now like them to come to Orchard Infant School instead, don't worry, we still have Year R places for September 2022 available.  To apply for a school place here, please complete a "late" application form via this link Link to Hampshire Admissions - Late Application

We have children attending Orchard Infant School who live all across the Waterside area, so please do consider applying here for a school place for your child, as we admit a high number of children from outside our official catchment area every year, and it is a myth that only in-catchment children are offered a place here.


To apply for a school place, please go via the link below to the 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.


Applications for a Year R Place for September 2023

The application window for a Year R place for September 2023 opens on 1st November until 15th January 2023.

We will be running several parent tours to coincide with the start of the application window.  The dates and times of these tours will be announced from late September, so please keep an eye on this page for future updates on this.

In the meantime, please take a look at 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 (Year 2 Sept 2022)

and in Year R for September 2022