Orchard Infant School

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

Children Starting School in September 2022

Whilst the main round of applications for a Year R place for September 2022 closed on 15th January, It is still possible to apply here as a “Late application” and we anticipate that there will be places still available for those who have not yet applied.   

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, even if you are out of catchment, as a high number of children from outside our official catchment area are still offered a place each year.


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.


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