Orleans Park School

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Orleans Park School
OPS logo.png
Type Academy
Headteacher Ms E Ball
Location Richmond Road
England Coordinates: 51°26′58″N 0°19′13″W / 51.4495°N 0.32027°W / 51.4495; -0.32027
DfE number 318/4010
DfE URN 138651 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,008
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.orleanspark.richmond.sch.uk

Orleans Park School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Twickenham area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England. It is situated 10 miles south-west of central London.

Location and history[edit]

The school is situated in part of the former grounds of nearby Orleans House.[1] Covering 16 acres (6.5 ha), it opened on the existing site in 1973 and the building was extended in 1993.[2]


Orleans Park teaches pupils in years 7–11 (ages 11–16), with 8 tutor groups in each school year. From 2014 onwards it will have a Sixth Form.[3] The school gained the status of a Mathematics and Computing College in September 2003, then also became a Language College in September 2008. The school converted to academy status on 1 September 2012.


The uniform consists of a maroon sweatshirt, a white polo shirt and black trousers; both the polo shirt and the sweatshirt display the school's new logo, interlocked letters O and P.


Many pupils at Orleans Park come from the following nearby primary schools: St. Stephen's School, Archdeacon Cambridge's School, St. Mary's School, Chase Bridge Primary School, Worple Primary School, Stanley Junior School, Ivybridge school and Trafalgar Junior School.


Orleans Park School has been dominant in the Richmond Borough Athletic Championships, being the winning school for 31 consecutive years.[citation needed]

Notable former pupils[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Orleans House". The Twickenham Museum. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Orleans Park | About". Orleans Park School. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form". School Website. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Bishop, Rachel (31 March 2012). "Marathon man returns to Orleans Park school". Local Guardian. 

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