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All children at The Orchards have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) detailing the following needs:

  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Severe and Complex Communication and Interaction Disorders (including autism); 
  • Severe and Complex Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties; 

The school is funded to provide 116 in total for pupils over the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We also have a Nursery provision that caters for children for the age of 3. This is funded to provide 12 places.

Decisions around pupil admission during the school year have to be carefully considered by the LA and The Orchards School. The LA is responsible for the efficient use of resources and therefore must have regard to the total number of places available at the school without prejudicing the existing pupils. The school has to ensure an effective transition to an appropriate group, where available.

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The Orchards School
Audley Avenue
Stretford M32 9TG