Welcome to The Orchard

We are an Independent Special School, based on 4 separate sites in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire.

Our nurturing principles bring out the very best in our learners who thrive in an environment of enrichment and unconditional positive regard.


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1 week ago

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For any parents who are unsure of whether to send your child in please follow the NHS guidance. If you are in any doubt give the school a call and we can advise. All of our school sites have a temperature check for anyone entering the buildings. ... See MoreSee Less

For any parents who are unsure of whether to send your child in please follow the NHS guidance. If you are in any doubt give the school a call and we can advise. All of our school sites have a temperature check for anyone entering the buildings.

1 month ago

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We are delighted to announce due to an increase in new student referrals throughout the summer that we have Learning Support and tutor vacancies with immediate starts for the right candidates within our Orchard School sites in Grimsby.
We are looking to recruit staff on term time + two week contracts. We specialise in students with SEN and our consistent approach of nurture and continual positive reinforcement helps achieve the very best outcomes for our young learners in KS3 & KS4.
We are interested in enthusiastic people who have a passion for teaching and supporting learners who may have struggled in mainstream education and have additional needs that our specialist provision can provide. Our learners may have additional needs in terms of SEMH, ADHD, ASD and we provide a personalised learning experience to help support their individual pathway.

You’ll need almost limitless supplies of energy, enthusiasm and optimism to tackle the inertia and disenchantment that characterise challenging schools.
You’ll need to be creative, brimming with ideas and capable of packaging and repacking ideas and concepts to capture the interest and imagination of students who, for whatever reason, have disengaged from education.
You’ll need self-discipline and have the courage to confront failure and come back for more, because not everything you try will work.

You’ll need thick skin – rhino thick!! Be prepared to be challenged on everything you say or do and to engage your emotional intelligence to build relationships with young people who feel you owe them a lot but may not feel they owe you anything in return.

If you feel you could fulfil this role as part of our expanding company then please follow this link orchardhumber.co.uk/vacancies to complete an application form.
Alternatively, for further details, please email an expression of interest (with cv attached where possible) to Claire at chodgesbrooks@orchardhumber.co.uk. We will then issue an application pack including full job description and person specification details.
The application closing date for this vacancy is Friday 4th September with interviews scheduled for 10th & 11th September.

Orchard Education Ltd is passionate about safeguarding the needs of our learners and as a result we have additional criteria and checks to be made on all successful candidates including enhanced DBS. Orchard Education Ltd is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce.



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Rachel Nangle

Jess Marshalsea-Ashworth

Lydia Day

Becky Leah Townsend

Sarah Yarborough

Deanna Marie Iris Inkson

Darryl Brown

Andrew Haythan

Ryan Russell

I would love to teach, I have never done it but love children and engaging with them and seeing their different qualities.

Best school ever, just wish my Ben could have stayed there 😒.

I'm sad my son has left lol

So sad my son left this school the support from staff is fabulous

This sounds AMAZING!!!

Kirsty Player if your still looking x

Brad Sullivan any good for you?

Ruth Amy

Michaela Atkins

Kayleigh Clarke

Laura Popkin

Abigail Leigh

Claire Marie

Julie Cullen

This is the most honest job description I have ever read. I hope you find these amazing people for your wonderful school.

Julie Ann

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2 months ago

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πŸ†πŸ₯‡Orchard’s Socially Distanced Sports Day! πŸ†πŸ…

It has been a very busy week in the Orchard family! Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak we haven’t been able to undertake our usual sports day – but we didn’t let that stop us! Learners at Sargon Way, Laceby and even some of our learners at home have taken part in a socially distanced sports day event – which included lots of activities to keep the students active, and most importantly, having fun! 😊

All the learners that have taken part have been entered into a raffle where they could potentially win a Β£30 gift voucher at Sports Direct, which will be drawn tomorrow!

Please take a look at some of the activities our superstars took part in whilst keeping safe ! 😊

Congratulations to all our amazing staff especially Matt & Stu for coordinating a fantastic few days across both schools and also offering a fun sports day for some of our learners still working at home due to the pandemic! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»


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Fantastic guys!! Cannot wait for my lad to start here

Well done everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘ x

Well done everyone xx

Just wish Ollie was not leave ochard

5 months ago

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Happy Easter to you all xx

Happy Easter to all πŸ’•

Happy easter to everyone

6 months ago

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Brogen Blakey

Megan Ceclich for the kids

Jamie Leann Pridgeon

Love this, will share on my page for people with younger ones. Stay safe guys x

6 months ago

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On a lovely fresh Saturday morning like today, we thought it would be great to share a few magic moments from this week at our Orchard school! πŸ“Έ

It’s been great to see so many of our families meeting this challenge and crisis head on, what’s even more inspiring is seeing them smile in the face of adversity whilst still supporting each other! πŸ˜„πŸ’š

Checkout a sample of pictures we received this week, congratulations to all our learners and their families, you’re doing an amazing job! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Have a great day and weekend everyone. πŸ‘πŸ»




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Sebby doing his work with his brothers. The staff has been great at this difficult time, making sure we are all okay and that we have what we need.

Thank you all for the great support at this worrying time.

Hats off to you all still providing the support these children need x

6 months ago

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It’s been a difficult week across the country and especially for the schools still trying to support all their learners. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ˜Š

At the Orchard we have ensured every child as access to:

βœ… Bespoke learning packages with all the resources they need to complete work every single day with support from their tutors & support team.

βœ… A home delivery service to ensure all learners have a healthy balanced lunch daily!

βœ… Therapeutic support for all learners and parents through our super therapist Gemma from Fortis Therapy! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜Š

βœ… We also have been supporting any of our learners families that are isolating by doing their shopping for them and delivering it to their doorstep whenever they are in need.
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We wanted to ensure that school doesn’t stop for our learners it just looks a little bit different throughout this difficult time. πŸ™πŸ½β„ΉοΈ πŸ“š

We have had some fantastic feedback to the amazing work our team has carried out this week and we wanted to share this video with you all from one of our parents! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’š

Congratulations to our amazing children and families you’re doing a great job, together we will beat this virus.


Everyone at the Orchard SchoolπŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸ’š




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I can't thank you all enough for what you're all doing for, not just Sammy but for us as a family. You are all amazing and continue to go above and beyond despite the risk it puts you in. The Watts app group is a lifeline. The lovely lunch that Sammy receives each day from Tom, Kate and whoever else has delivered it, and that small bit of contact from a safe distance can make all the difference, when delivering the lunch. The phone calls, texts and immense support from Joanne, Kate, and Gemma is just beyond belief.The continuous ideas, rewards, encouragement, and everything else you are doing is just fantastic. Thank you also to the parents on Watts app for your continued support.Please take care everyone, stay safe and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts xx

Been totally amazing coby as loved that they are in touch with us x

So true the ochard be Fab with Ollie and me to Tom Mandy and other who phone this week as it just more than a school xx

Lovely, well done guys ❀️


Katie Abercrombie Nicol appears like the angel she is πŸ’“

100% agree they have been amazing I've got a 6 year old in mainstream I've heard nothing from his school not even a txt through the school app but this team are one of the best and Thursday when kate dropped jack a reward off she also dropped a reward for me to it is so nice to see were not just a bum on a seat xxx


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6 months ago

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From an immunologist at Johns Hopkins University

Not really feeling sick and do not want to be..but if you are feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand...

It has to do with RNA sequencing.... I.e. genetics.

Seasonal flu is an β€œall human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.

Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.

Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be..

H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too.

Fast forward.

Now, here comes this Coronavirus... it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long...but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person... But here is the scary part.... in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, β€œslippery”

This Coronavirus, not being in any form a β€œhuman” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it.

And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs..

That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza.... this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater...And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L....which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.

We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.

Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed...(honestly...I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation...

And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.

Be smart folks... acting like you’re unafraid is so not needed right now.

#flattenthecurve. Stay home folks... and share this to those that just are not catching on. To copy and paste, hold your hand on the text till copy appears, then go to your page and hold you finger down again till paste appears.
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