Welcome to Orchard Academy Trust
Orchard Academy Trust is a successful trust consisting of two primary schools : Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School. Allington Primary School has 466 pupils and achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grading at their last Ofsted Inspection in November 2008. There have been no inspections since then as the school continues to maintain high standards and achieve results above and often significantly above the national average for all groups of children and is in the top 25% of schools.
Barming Primary School has approximately 410 pupils, it has recently changed to accommodate pupils aged from 2 - 11 to include Belmont Pre-School. Barming Primary School became a sponsored academy in July 2016. Barming Primary School is making good progress and the Trust is proud that it achieved a 'Good' Ofsted grading in May 2019, less than three years after joining the Trust.
Orchard Academy Trust is committed to being an outstanding Multi Academy Trust, and will invest in its staff, so that the outcomes for our children are exceptional. The schools and the Trust are looking to the future with excitement and anticipation. The staff teams at our schools are loyal and committed to our vision to achieving an outstanding education provision for our children.
Our schools act as beacons of learning for children and adults alike — inspiring self-development and nurturing growth with fun and enjoyment. This is not a one size fits all trust; we recognise that our schools have their own identities and needs. Each school has their own Headteacher and autonomy to foster individuality, together with the advantage of working as a team to provide school to school support and share excellence across the Trust.