Orchard Lea Federation


“The Governors of Orchard Lea Infant and Orchard Lea Junior Schools met on 10th November 2020 to consider the report from the joint working party,  and responses from stakeholders, on the proposed federation of the two schools.

After jointly considering the findings in the report, and meeting separately, both Governing Bodies unanimously agreed to a federation of the two schools from 18th December 2020.  This will be called The Orchard Lea Federation”.


The Orchard Lea Federation Governors:-

Janet Pidgeon Head Teacher OLIS

Steve Summerton Head Teacher OLJS

Sue Seaton Chair Co-opted Governor

Diane Summers Vice-Chair Co-opted Governor

Lisa De Carteret Local Authority Governor

Jackie Gamble Staff Governor

Jo Riche-Webber Parent Governor

Luisa Corta Parent Governor

Laura Tovey Co-opted Governor

Tapani Simojoki Co-opted Governor

Graham McKay Co-opted Governor

Jane Spence Co-opted Governor

Alistair Lance Co-opted Governor

Emily Norton Co-opted Governor

Sarah Nolan Co-opted Governor

Emma Thornbury Associate Governor

Lorraine Biddle Associate Governor