The Priory School (Orpington)
The Priory School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Orpington area of the London Borough of Bromley, England.
In 2006 the school gained specialist sports college, focusing efforts on sports and the community. The Priory was the only school in the borough to have this status. the school converted to academy status in May 2012.
The Priory was host to one of the first boxing fights in early 2008 with special guest Frank Bruno, since the sport was phased out in the 70s and 80s.
- approximately 1,376 pupils
GCSE results (%)
The school can celebrate an improved pass rate to 97%. University places have been secured by those students who had applied.
The school also owns a small outward bounds centre in Blaenavon, South Wales,Named Ramfield which all students have a chance of visiting during their time at the school.
Schools within Schools
It has been announced in 2010 that The Priory School would be made into five separate colleges, one with its own Head of College, College Learning Manager and College Support Manager. The college's names are names of surrounding areas in Kent. They are;
- Rochester &
- Yalding (6th Form).
As well as vertical tutoring groups with members of Year 7 to Year 11 in a tutor group of 25 pupils.
The Priory School has a specially built multi storey sixth form block, that incorporates ICT Facilities and toilets.
There is a huge range of subjects there, including English and History. Also on offer at The Priory School Sixth Form are Level 2 courses e.g.Business Studies and Child Development. These courses can be continued throughout AS/A2 levels.
Heads of Department
The heads of each department can be seen below;
|Subject||Head of Department|
|Religious Studies||Michelle Marshall|
|Media Studies||Tony Coales|
|Business Studies||Amanda Peck|
|Design Technology||Caroline Brambley|
|Physical Education||Adam Lewis|
|Director of Learning Support||Mrs. J. Barter|
|Name Of Production||Year||Venue||Director(s)|
|My Song||2008||Main Hall||Jeff Blythe & Stuart Birse|
|High School Musical on Stage!||2011||Main Hall||Kieran Knowles & Kate Soper|
2007 No Panto
2008 Star Wars
2009 Sleeping Beauty (postponed due to snow)
2010 Sleeping Beauty