Orchards Academy

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Orchards Academy
St Mary's Road

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Coordinates 51°23′48″N 0°10′09″E / 51.3968°N 0.1693°E / 51.3968; 0.1693Coordinates: 51°23′48″N 0°10′09″E / 51.3968°N 0.1693°E / 51.3968; 0.1693
Type Academy
Department for Education URN 136304 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Headteacher Natalie Willbourn
Gender Mixed
Age 11 to 18
Enrolment 440 as of January 2015

Orchards Academy (formerly Swanley Comprehensive School and then Swanley Technology College) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Swanley in the English county of Kent.[1]

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.[2] The school also operates a vocational sixth form, where students have the option to study from a range of further BTECs.[3]



Swanley Station is a short walk from the Academy.



  1. ^ "Welcome to Orchards Academy - Orchards Academy". Orchards-tkat.org. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  2. ^ "Our Curriculum - Orchards Academy". Orchards-tkat.org. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Orchards ACE - Orchards Academy". Orchards-tkat.org. Retrieved 2013-12-13.

External links

  • Orchards Academy official website

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