Orleans Park School

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Orleans Park School
Orleans Park School (logo).png
Motto Be the Best You can Be
Established 1973
Type Academy
Headteacher Mrs. E. Ball
Deputy Headteacher Miss. L Howarth
Mr. C Weightman
Location Richmond Road
51°26′58″N 0°19′13″W / 51.4495°N 0.32027°W / 51.4495; -0.32027Coordinates: 51°26′58″N 0°19′13″W / 51.4495°N 0.32027°W / 51.4495; -0.32027
DfE URN 138651 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,213[1]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website www.orleanspark.richmond.sch.uk

Orleans Park School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Twickenham area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England. It is situated 10 miles south-west of central London.

Location and history[edit]

The school is situated in part of the former grounds of nearby Orleans House.[2] Covering 16 acres (6.5 ha), it opened on the existing site in 1973 and the building was extended in 1993.[3]


Orleans Park teaches pupils in years 7–11 (ages 11–16), with 8 tutor groups in each school year. Since 2014 there has been a Sixth Form, with 6 tutor groups in each of the two years.[4] The school gained the status of a Mathematics and Computing College in September 2003, then also became a Language College in September 2008. The school converted to academy status on 1 September 2012.


The uniform consists of a maroon sweatshirt, a white polo shirt and black trousers; both the polo shirt and the sweatshirt display the school's new logo, interlocked letters O and P. Is the d uniform. The new uniform is gray/skirt trousers with a maroon v neck sweater with an added gold band around the v. There is also the Orleans park writing and logo in gold. Under this is a white shirt with a normal collar (male). A revered collar white shirt (female)


Many pupils at Orleans Park come from the following nearby primary schools: St. Stephen's School, Archdeacon Cambridge's School, St. Mary's School, Chase Bridge Primary School, Worple Primary School, Stanley Junior School, Ivybridge school and Trafalgar Junior School.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Notable former teachers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Department for Education". Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Orleans House". The Twickenham Museum. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Orleans Park | About". Orleans Park School. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form". School Website. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "RFU - England". englandrugby.com. Retrieved 19 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "'I had the two unhappiest years of my life' - Supergroup's Julian Dunkerton". managementtoday.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2018. 
  7. ^ "Tributes flood in for Eddsworld creator, who died aged 23". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 19 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "Muggle lands a wizard part". News Shopper. Retrieved 19 August 2018. 
  9. ^ Bishop, Rachel (31 March 2012). "Marathon man returns to Orleans Park school". Local Guardian. 
  10. ^ "The king of Rock'n'Roll". standard.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2018. 

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