Orchard School Bristol

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Orchard School Bristol
Orchard School Bristol Logo.png
Established 2012
Type Secondary Academy
Trust Trust in Learning
Headteacher Dr Helen Holman
Location Filton Road
Coordinates: 51°29′57″N 2°34′48″W / 51.4991°N 2.5801°W / 51.4991; -2.5801
DfE number 801/4003
DfE URN 138448 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Capacity 925
Students 661
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses Dunmore, Dirac, Pethick, Ricart
Website orchardschoolbristol.co.uk

Orchard School Bristol is a mixed gender secondary school with academy status, located in the Horfield area of Bristol, England.


Old school building dating from the 1950s

Orchard School Bristol, formerly known as Monks Park School, was a community secondary school located in the Monks Park area of Bristol, England between Horfield, Southmead and Filton.

The original school buildings were built in the 1950s and were demolished when the school was rebuilt and opened for teaching in September 2005.

In September 2005 the school was awarded Specialist School Status, with a combined specialism in Humanities (Social Science) and Modern Foreign Languages.

The school has recently become a Trust school with educational partners City of Bristol College, University of West of England and the Local Authority Bristol City Council.

The school became an academy in September 2012.


Orchard School's student uniform consists of a white shirt with own house tie, school blazer, black trousers or skirt and plain black shoes.

Ofsted inspection[edit]

The school's latest inspection took place on 26 and 27 September 2013. It received the following grades:[1]

Area Grade
Overall Effectiveness 3 - Requires improvement
Achievement of Pupils 3 - Requires improvement
Quality of Teaching 2 - Good
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils 2 - Good
Leadership and Management 2 - Good

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Ofsted Orchard School Bristol". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "LINES ON RADIO BRISTOL SPORTS REVIEW". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 

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