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

If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2020, you may be interested in attending one of our school tours to see what Orchard Infant School is able to offer your child. 


We appreciate that choosing a school for your child is a daunting prospect.  We are here to give you information about our school and support you in making a decision that will benefit your child's transistion from Nursery or Pre-school to "Big School".


To help you make the right choice, we will be holding 3 morning sessions.  These will be an information meeting followed by a tour around our lovely school.  New parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.  These tours will take place at 9:30am on the dates below.  Each session will last about an hour and a quarter.


Wednesday 23rd October

Tuesday 5th November

Thursday 21st November *Sorry now full*.

Wednesday 8th January *New Date Added*


Please note that we have a limited number of spaces for each date, so please contact the school office on 02380 843705, or alternatively email us adminoffice@orchard-inf.hants.sch.uk stating your preferred date, and how many people (2 maximum) will be attending so that we can reserve your place/s.


Please note that these meetings are not designed for the children to attend and we ask that only adults be present at this stage.  Should you decide to apply to our school and your child is offered a place, our comprehensive induction process includes lots of opportunities for your child to come in and get to know the school, so it feels familiar by the time they start with us next September.


Applications for a Year R school place for September 2020 will open from 1st November 2019 until 15th January 2020.




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.