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The Orchards School

The Orchards (First) School is a community where staff, parents and pupils work together to build mutual respect. Through this, we can trust each other and support the children in establishing a sense of responsibility and pride in themselves and their school. At The Orchards, we believe that children are born with a passion for enquiry and a desire to attain, and we continuously aspire to engage and expand these appetites within a welcoming, purposeful and creative environment. Our pupils demonstrate kindness, compassion, and a wonderfully inquisitive nature, as they encompass their own growth mindset through the Power of Yet! Here, we do not see potential as ‘finite’ and something to be ‘fulfilled’, but instead as an ever-growing target that adapts and evolves with each individual. Together, The Orchards’ dedicated staff strive to make connections with children, to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our Orchards’ Values of Pride, Enjoyment, Achievement and Respect are woven through every aspect of our school and continue to guide our mission to help each individual child develop a love of learning and to cultivate and explore their own interests in a secure and challenging environment.

About our school experience

Candidates will have opportunities to observe teaching in a range of classes and interact with pupils within the classroom. Candidates will also be able to speak to a member of staff about the teacher training route (PGCE) offered by the Black Pear Teaching Alliance.
Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.30pm - Flexible

Alternative start and finish times could possibly be negotiated in advance.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

The Primary PGCE is an initial teacher training and education course, designed to empower you to become a confident and competent qualified teacher.
Rated as Outstanding by OfSTED (2023) the University of Worcester has a long standing reputation for training excellent, highly employable teachers. Personalised academic and professional tutoring, from a range of experienced tutors and
mentors, ensures that you will be supported throughout your course and in transition from trainee to an early career teacher.
Within our alliance we have a spectrum of schools including faith schools, first schools, nursery and primary schools and a Pupil Referral Unit situated in different types of areas, which ensures that all trainee teachers meet a wide variety of pupils.

In addition, we have experienced mentors to support you on your journey to become a teacher and several Specialist Leaders in Education working within the alliance. The University of Worcester, rated ‘Outstanding for primary and secondary teacher training’ by Ofsted, support and enhance our high quality training which ensures all requirements for PGCE and QTS are met.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: passport or driving license
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

Please contact to arrange convenient dates.

School experience type
In school


Perryfields Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 8QN
Map showing The Orchards School

Yes - on site parking provided

A staff car park is available.

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.

Perryfields Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 8QN
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.