Welcome to Orchard School

Welcome to Orchard School - a preparatory school and nursery, for boys and girls aged 0 - 9 situated in the outskirts of village Barton-le-Clay, south Bedfordshire. Orchard provides the best in education priding itself in teaching children how to learn, finding and nurturing the individual potential and confidence in every child. The aim of the school is to engender a passion for learning, 'to be the best that I can be'. Our pupils develop into well-motivated, balanced children who are considerate, well-mannered, who know the value of hard work and who go on to excel at their next schools.

An Independent School & Nursery
for children aged 0-9

Providing Education Excellence
since 1991

School ethos

The aim of the school is to engender a passion for learning and ‘to be the best that I can be’.

 A varied curriculum

Orchard School provides a highly academic education with an emphasis on all round development.

Celebrating achievement

We use praise and encouragement as a motivating factor in our school life.


We provide the best in education and childcare for children from 0 – 9 years.

Years R, 1 & 2

Above all, we believe in making learning fun.

Years 3 & 4

The quality of teaching, and of learning and behaviour are inseparable .


The school is nestled in the heart of the rolling countryside and this creates the perfect backdrop for our approach of instilling a fascination with nature and the great outdoors.

Healthy sporting interests

Sport is an integral part of Orchard life.

Music, dance & a little drama!

The joy of dancing, singing and pretending starts early at Orchard and great performance naturally follow.


At Orchard we consider art to be good ‘brain food’. It provides wonderful opportunities for mastering technique, self-esteem and creativity.

Extra curriculum

Trying something new amongst friends.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care remains at the heart of Orchard and is fully integrated into the school’s daily routines.

Enrichment activities

Providing our pupils with experiences outside the ‘regular’ curriculum.

Food & nutrition

Mealtimes are great social occasions.

Orchard Independent School & Nursery, Higham Gobion Road, Barton le Clay, Beds MK45 4RB

Tel: 01582 882054   Email:admin@orchardschool.org.uk

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