Welcome to our Nursery video for families joining our school in September.

Welcome to our Reception video for families joining in September.

Welcome to our school 


Welcome to our school website. Our school, Orchard Fields Community School and Nursery, is situated in Banbury, North Oxfordshire.  

Parents with children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 together with approved key worker families and those contacted by the Head teacher have returned to school. 

Parents are reminded that no one should attend school if they have symptoms of COVID-19 such as a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of taste or smell.  If needed, a test can be obtained from: nhs.uk/coronavirus

We are very proud of our school and are very much at the heart of the local community. Our children, staff and parents are very welcoming to all visitors. We are a caring community and enjoy sharing our learning experiences with other schools locally.

We are very pleased that our Early Years classes (Nursery and Reception) have been judged outstanding following an inspection in February of this year following on from a previous Outstanding review in October of last year. Please click here to read the report.

The children are enjoying the many activities and learning opportunities planned for this term.  At Orchard Fields we believe that all children have the right to the best possible education and we strive to ensure all of our pupils become the very best that they can be.  We have high expectations of all pupils.

As Headteacher; I passionately believe in all children reaching their full potential in all areas of the curriculum. For me a child’s time here is the springboard for their future successes and lifetime chances and aspirations. 

I look forward to welcoming you and your children in school.

Mrs Dawn Shilston​


 PIPS - Pre-Nursery for 2 year old children

We are pleased to welcome children age two years old to PIPS our pre-Nursery. 

Please click here to read the booklet.  Places are available, please contact the school office to secure your place now (telephone: 01295 263324)



Nursery Class - Ofsted rated Outstanding - February 2019

Looking for a Nursery place for your 3 year old child? 

In Nursery, we provide an engaging, stimulating and nurturing environment for your child to develop their full potential in readiness for their move into Reception. Our children experience a wide variety of activities to support all their learning and emotional needs with the support of a caring teacher led staff. Staff will be available to discuss any questions or requirements you may have.


Latest News

  • Nursery and Reception awarded Outstanding - February 2019
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Wrap around care - Breakfast Club and Orchard After School Club

Breakfast Club

We offer an Early Bird’s Breakfast Club (term-time only). The Early Bird’s Breakfast Club is run by our staff from 7.30am to 8.45am. The cost to attend the Early Bird’s Breakfast Club is £2 for a child in Nursery to Year 6 and £3 for a child age 2 years old in Pips, Pre-Nursery per session.  If you would like your child/ren to attend the Early Bird’s Breakfast Club please collect an agreement and booking form from the school office.

The Orchard After School Club

We offer after school wrap around care called The Orchard which runs from 3.00pm (for children in Pips) and 3.15pm to 6.00pm and includes a snack. The price is £7.50 per child per session for children in Nursery to Year 6 and £10 for children in Pips, Pre-Nursery and we ask that payment is made a week in advance of any sessions taken.

Wrap around Care for September 2019 - Letter

Application form for The Orchard

The Orchard Contact Sheet for parents

Contract and Information booklet for Parents/Carers 

Early Birds and The Orchard Wrap Around Club Policy September 2019