School profile

Orleans Park School

Orleans Park is a successful and oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive that serves its local community in Twickenham with over 1,350 students. The dedicated staff work hard to ensure students are successful, leaving here as responsible citizens and confident individuals. When students join Orleans Park, they are welcomed into a high achieving, forward-thinking, caring community. A tradition of academic rigour combined with creativity characterises our ethos. The teachers develop positive relationships with their students and work in close partnership with each other to support students across subject disciplines. The wellbeing of every student is placed at the heart of what we do, and they will experience a caring and supportive staff body who encourage excellence at all times.

The school is recognised as the local community school of choice. Students involve themselves in a multitude of activities that enrich and support what is learnt in the classroom, forming great friendships along the way. Orleans Park prides itself on the relationships it has with all stakeholders; parents, governors, staff and students. We are actively involved in the local community and encourage our students to be ambassadors at all times.

About our school experience

During a school experience visit you would see a range of lessons across different year groups and teachers in your chosen subject area. You would also have time to talk to the School Alliance lead about the requirements for an application to train with our Teaching Alliance (subject to application, availability and subject specialism-a school experience visit does not guarantee your application will be successful ).
Start and finish times
8.15am to 3.15pm - Flexible

We would ideally like you to visit for a whole day but could accommodate several morning or after noon visits if needed.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Orleans Park Teaching Alliance.

Orleans Park Teaching Alliance is a school based alliance in the Twickenham area of South West London. We offer a guaranteed placement at Orleans Park School (OFSTED Outstanding 2017) with an additional placement at schools in the Twickenham, Hampton, Teddington ar Richmond areas.

We offer non salaried Secondary PGCE with QTS in
English, Maths, Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics)
MFL (German/French/Spanish-you should be able to offer a major and a minor language), History, PE, RE, Art and Design, Geography
Social Science, Business.

Please see our website for more details

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport, provisional/full driving licence,
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We would welcome school experience visits from Monday 31 October to Friday 5 December, Monday 9 January to Friday 10 February, Monday 20 February to Thursday 30 March. Please allow at least two weeks for your visit to be organised from first contact.

School experience type
In school


Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3BB
Map showing Orleans Park School

Yes - on site parking provided

Car park on site with limited parking. Please advise us if you need a parking space when you apply for your school experience.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

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Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3BB
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Physics with maths
  • Religious education
  • Social sciences
  • Spanish