Orchard Infant School (Dibden Purlieu) data

Orchard Infant School is located in Dibden Purlieu, Southampton and falls under the local authority of Hampshire. This mixed-sex primary school has 250 pupils, with a capacity of 270, aged from four up to seven, and the type of establishment is community school. The school has 12 teachers with each teacher on average earning the full-time equivalent of £35,088. The most recend Ofsted inspection was 9th March 2022 resulting in an outstanding rating.

Orchard Infant School contact details

AddressOrchard Infant School
Water Lane
Dibden Purlieu
SO45 4SB
HeadteacherMrs Jane West

About Orchard Infant School

Phase of EducationPrimary
Type of EstablishmentCommunity school
Admissions PolicyNot applicable
Statutory Low Age4
Statutory High Age7
BoardersNo boarders
Official Sixth FormDoes not have a sixth form
Religious CharacterDoes not apply
DioceseNot applicable
Special ClassesNo Special Classes


Census Date19th January 2023
School Capacity270
Number of Pupils25093% capacity
Number of Boys12450%
Number of Girls12650%
Free School Meals (%)10.00%

Where is Orchard Infant School?

Street AddressWater Lane
LocalityDibden Purlieu
PostcodeSO45 4SB
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Orchard Infant School on a map

Orchard Infant School map (SO45 4SB) - OS VectorMap District (Ordnance Survey)

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Ofsted Last Inspection9th March 2022
Ofsted RatingOutstanding
Ofsted Special MeasuresNot applicable

Teachers at Orchard Infant School

Total Number of Teachers12
Total Number of Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent)11.6
Total Number of Teaching Assistants16
Total Number of Teaching Assistants (Full-Time Equivalent)8.7
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff7
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff (Full-Time Equivalent)3.6
Pupil:Teacher Ratio23.3
Mean Gross Full-Time Equivalent Salary of All Teachers£35,088

Orchard Infant School administrative data

Establishment NameOrchard Infant School
Establishment Number2230
Unique Reference Number115977
Local AuthorityHampshire
Local Authority Code850
Previous Local AuthorityPre LGR (1997) Hampshire
Previous Local Authority Code917
Government Statistical Service Local Authority CodeE10000014
Government Office RegionSouth East
DistrictNew Forest
District CodeE07000091
WardDibden & Dibden Purlieu
Parliamentary ConstituencyNew Forest East
Urban/Rural Description(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Middle Super Output AreaNew Forest 009
Lower Super Output AreaNew Forest 009B

Orchard Infant School history

Establishment StatusOpen
Last Changed Date17th January 2024
Reason Establishment OpenedNot applicable
Reason Establishment ClosedNot applicable

Pupil Referral Unit

Teenage MothersNot applicable
Child Care FacilitiesNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision in Primary Care UnitNot applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Provides for Educational and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)Not applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Offers Tuition by Another ProviderNot applicable

Special Educational Needs

Section 41 ApprovedNot applicable


Trust flagNot applicable
School Sponsor flagNot applicable


Federation flagNot under a federation

Further Education/Higher Education

UK Provider Reference Number10075376
Further Education TypeNot applicable

Orchard Infant School geodata


Nearest schools to Orchard Infant School

SchoolPhase of EducationDistance
Orchard Junior School
Water Lane, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, SO45 4SB
Noadswood School
North Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, SO45 4ZF
Wildground Infant School
Crete Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, SO45 4JX
Wildground Junior School
Armitage Avenue, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, SO45 4LG
Greenwood School
Cabot Drive, Dibden, Southampton, SO45 5UQ
Not applicable998m
Applemore College
Roman Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, SO45 4RQ
Hythe Primary School
School Road, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6BL
Waterside Primary School
Ashford Crescent, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6ET
Oak Lodge School
Roman Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, SO45 4RQ
Not applicable1.3km
The New Forest Academy
Long Lane, Holbury, Southampton, SO45 2PA