The Priory School, Orpington
|Religion||Church of England|
|DfE URN||138114 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
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.
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;
Head Boy & Head Girl
Since the school first opened in 1990 there has always been a Head Boy & Head Girl, voted for by the teachers & Sixth Form students.
2007 Andrew Garland & Laura McKay
2008 Steven Greenwood & Amy Khan
2009 Mairtin Dwyer & Julie Bisset
2010 George Green & Catherine Camp
2011 Jordan Brand & Imogen Campbell
2012 Reece Wickens & Jenna Smith
2013 Luke Gatt & Alix Miller
Ramfield is a field study and outdoors centre located in Blaenavon south Wales just outside Pontypool. The area is steeped in industrial history with its proximity to the once thriving coal mines. The building was once an old school house and with the church of St Peters next door, this would be the nucleus of a thriving community of iron workers and then coal miners.
On 3 and 4 July the school put on its first musical in over 8 years. It was a student initiated and led show which was commissioned for the school. Jeff Blythe wrote My Song, a musical based loosely around the life and works of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. The cast was made up of Priory pupils from all years as well as local primary school children.
On 24 and 25 March 2011 The Priory School proudly presented their first school production since 2008 - High School Musical On Stage. Prior to this in 2008 on 3 and 4 July the school put on its first musical in over 8 years a student led production of My Song, a musical commissioned for the school, written by Jeff Blythe.
|Subject||Head of Department|
|Media Studies||Tony Coales|
|Business Studies||Amanda Peck|
|Design Technology||Caroline Bramley|
|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|