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Orchard Primary Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the Academy please do not hesitate to contact our main office by telephone or email.

Telephone: 01924 469578  

Email: office@orchardprimaryacademy.org

How do I admit my Son/ Daughter to Orchard Primary Academy?

Orchard Nursery offers care and education to children from 2 year old. We offer morning or afternoon places (15 hours) or full time places. For information on help you may get towards childcare costs please see the gov uk website here

To enquire about a nursery place please complete the application form below or contact the academy office.

Pre-School Application FormNursery Application Form

Arrangements for admission at age 4 (Reception Class)

For children aged 4 that are due to start school, please contact Kirklees Admissions:

Tel: 01484 225007


Kirklees Admissions

In Year Admissions

Applications for in year admissions should be made directly to the academy. Parents are requested to use the Kirklees ICAF, these are available below or can be collected from the academy.

Kirklees ICAF Form

Where can I buy the Academy uniform from?

Our Jumpers and cardigans can be purchased from:



Rawcliffes, 18a Crackenedge Ln, Dewsbury WF13 1PU

Where do I park when visiting the Academy?

There is a small car park opposite the side entrance on Chickenley Lane where you can park. There is also road side parking on Princess Road. Please do not park on the yellow zig zag lines or block the driveways of houses on the street. 

What time does the Academy start and finish?

Preschool AM Session: 8:40am - 11:40am

Preschool PM Session: 12:10pm - 3:10pm

Nursery AM session: 8:45am - 11:45am

Nursery PM Session:12:15pm - 3:15pm

Nursery 30 Hour Sessions: 8:45am - 3:15pm

Reception: 8:50am - 3:15pm

KS1 & KS2: 8:40am - 3:10pm