About us

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Orchards Specialist School. We are proud to be a part of the Dunham Trust which links us with other inspirational and innovative schools across Trafford. At The Orchards we are passionate about providing our children with meaningful learning experiences which promote their development through a holistic curriculum. We focus on ensuring high quality outcomes through responding individually to each child’s point of learning and ensuring that we meet that point of learning by using creative, innovative and aspirational teaching or support.

At The Orchards we have a highly skilled team of teachers and teaching assistants who ensure that every child’s needs are met. Our teachers lead their class teams through shared outcomes which are informed by parents, families, therapists and multi-agency support teams. We believe in the power of truly inclusive provision and place that at the heart of our school’s mission and vision.

At The Orchards we celebrate every child and see each pupil as an individual. We want all our children to flourish and achieve their very best in a safe and stimulating learning environment. We encourage all our children to be reflective, creative and independent global citizens who are effective communicators and respectful of themselves and of others. We believe that by working collaboratively and that by building strong relationships with all stakeholders then we can provide the best opportunities to our learners and enable them to achieve their unique potential.

Helen O’Brien
Acting Head of School