St Mary's Road
|Department for Education URN||136304 Tables|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Enrolment||440 as of January 2015[update]|
The school was converted to academy status on 1 November 2010 and was renamed Orchards Academy. It is now part of the Kemnal Academies Trust (a Multi Academy Trust that oversees a number of secondary and primary schools), but it was previously a foundation school and Technology College administered by Kent County Council. However Orchards Academy continues to coordinate with Kent County Council for admissions.
Orchards Academy offers GCSEs, BTECs and City and Guilds courses as programmes of study for pupils. The school also operates a vocational sixth form, where students have the option to study from a range of further BTECs.
Swanley Station is a short walk from the Academy.
- 233 to Eltham via Sidcup ran by Transport for London
- 421 to Sevenoaks via Shoreham ran by Go Coach Hire
- 429 to Dartford and to West Kingsdown ran by Go Coach Hire
- 477 to Bluewater via Dartford and to Orpington ran by Arriva Kent Thameside
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