Bromley High School

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Blackbrook Lane
Bickley
Bromley
BR1 2TW
+44 (0)20 8781 7000
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Pupils
862
Cake
Ages
4 - 18
Gender
Gender
Girls only
Building
Type
Other Independent
Mr ofsted
View Report
NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
Independent inspection report
97%
NATIONAL AVG. 39%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
99%
NATIONAL AVG. 44%
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Absence
46.1
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 37.7
Absence
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
33%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils achieving AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
Absence
43.2
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 26.9
B
+
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
Value added
+0.35
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE 0.0
Opening door
Day
Boarding Type
Graduation hat
Available
Scholarship Status
Teaching board
£4,285
to
£5,314
Day Fees Per Term

School Description

Bromley High School GDST provides an outstanding education for girls from the ages of 4 to 18 which will equip them for life. The school believes in traditional values but offer an exciting, innovative, happy atmosphere.

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News & events from Bromley High School

Last update: 10 November 2017
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ISI REPORT: 'BOTH ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING ARE EXCEPTIONAL' 

 

 

Inspectors from the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) found that pupils' achievement and learning in both the Senior and Junior School were 'Exceptional'. In all other categories, where Excellent is the highest grade, the school's provision was judged to be uniformly Excellent. 

The school's 'distinctive curriculum' was praised by inspectors and the wealth and quality of extra-curricular activities recognised as 'the strength of the school'. 

Read our full inspection report >>

WHY CHOOSE A GIRLS' EDUCATION?

  
 


Research tells us that girls and boys learn differently...

This means that they need to be taught differently if they are to make excellent progress.  In order to get the very best out of a class of girls and boys, therefore, one needs to teach two different lessons.  It is clear also from visiting co-educational schools, that girls and boys see each other differently and that, in such an environment, it is possible for these views to be emphasised.  In a girls only environment such as Bromley High, these stereotypes do not exist.  The girls have some girls only space in which to explore their interests and their passions and are supported in doing so by teachers who open their eyes to the myriad opportunities available to them, without suggesting that they follow any particular pathway.

It is undeniable that girls do better without boys around – and here we can make that happen for them.  As the only all girls’ school in the area, we provide the space and professional expertise for our girls to shine.  And the wonderful thing is – that as a day school, the girls can have a proper social life (after school and at weekends) with their friends - boys and girls.
 

We are proud to be a member of the Girls' Day School Trust: 

Our Aims & Ethos >>

 


 

We warmly invite you to our annual Open Events where you can tour the Junior and/or Senior School with a pupil guide, meet the teachers and listen to talks from the Headmistress, Head Girl and current pupils. 

You can contact our Admissions Team with questions at any time. We can also arrange a private tour. 

Mrs Lisa Clarke, Admissions Registrar 
[email protected] 
0208 781 7066 

   
   
SENIOR SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM

Our successful Senior School Open Morning and Sixth Form Open Evening were held in early October.

Click here to arrange a private visit.

There will also be another Open Morning on May 4th 2018. 
Register here >>
 



 

TASTER EVENTS FOR YEAR 6 

11+ 2018
For pupils in Year 6 from September 2017


We are now taking bookings for Year 5 Tasters in 2018
2018 Taster Events >>

 

JUNIOR & NURSERY SCHOOL

 

4+ Taster Sessions 

Thursday 16th November
Tuesday 21st November
Tuesday 28th November
Please register here >>
 

7+ Taster Sessions 

More information here >>

 

Discover more about our Junior School >>

NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOL

 


 

CELEBRATING IMPRESSIVE A LEVEL RESULTS 2017
 

Once again in 2017, almost half of all grades were A*/A and 38% of girls achieving 3 or more A*/A grades.

Top A* grades increased by a third this year, 77% of grades were A*-B and A*-C grades rise to 96%, particularly impressive given the predictions of volatility in results from the new Linear A levels..

Notably, those subjects where students scored 100% A*-A grades, like Dance, Music, Further Mathematics, Spanish and Physical Education, reflect the way in which maintaining a broad A level curriculum allows students to choose subjects which they enjoy and where they know that can excel. An outstanding 94% of this year’s applicants were accepted by their preferred universities.

Angela Drew, Headmistress Bromley High School, said: “We are thrilled to see that these excellent results have enabled so many girls to achieve their first choice of university.”
 

A*s SOAR IN RECORD BREAKING GCSE RESULTS
 

47% of all GCSE entries were graded A* and 74% A*-A in exceptional results which saw more than half of Bromley High School's Year 11 achieve 9 or more A*/As.

There were outstanding results in many subjects with Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics averaging 62% A* grades and spectacular results in History (93% A*/A), Geography (96% A*-A) and Music (100% A*-A). Girls were unfazed by the new Grade 9s with 11% of entries in reformed GCSEs achieving the rare 'Super A**.' An amazing 22 girls, a quarter of the year group, achieved 8 or more A*s. 

"I am so proud of a wonderful group of girls who have worked incredibly hard with their teachers to achieve these superb results whilst maintaining such enthusiastic commitment to Music, Sport, Drama, Debating and all the other activities Bromley High has to offer," said Angela Drew, Headmistress, Bromley High School

 

 

BHS – THE FIRST ALL GIRLS SCHOOL IN THE WORLD TO GAIN STEINWAY ACCREDITATION 

In September 2017, Bromley High School GDST is going to become the first ‘all girls' school in the world to be accredited as an All Steinway School. This accreditation is given when a school provides Steinway pianos to play and rehearse on in all practice and performance spaces. 

By becoming an All Steinway School, the students will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses given by Steinway Artists and perform themselves at Steinway Hall. 

“Our educational philosophy values the creative arts very highly,” said Angela Drew, Headmistress of Bromley High School. “We have demonstrated our commitment to the arts not only by investing in these beautiful instruments but in additional staffing to enable the Bromley High Music department to enhance the musical opportunities available to pupils in local primary schools.”

Pictured above are music scholars and GCSE musicians with the renowned Concert Pianist Joanna MacGregor OBE who is both a Steinway artist and an Alumna of a GDST School.


 


 

YEAR 5 IN COMMUNITY INITIATIVE WITH FRIENDS OF JUBILEE

Dr Judy Johns, the botanist and creator of the nature trail at Jubilee Country Park in Bromley, gave a talk to our Y5 parents on Thursday morning ahead of the class trip to the local nature reserve. As part of this exciting community initiative, the Y5 classes enjoyed a sunny afternoon outdoors to gather information as part of their challenge to help transform the current paper-based trail into something more modern and interactive. 

More news >>

Parent reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

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My daughter enjoyed all her time in Bromley High and now has become a mature young lady. I am grateful that Bromley High has educated her to be independent and self-confident. Highly recommended.
“Y11 Parent – Our Daughter Loves School”
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Our daughter loves the school and her teachers; she has an inspiring headmistress who is wonderfully supportive. All of us are so grateful for the kindness and patience shown to our family by Bromley High.
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Meet the Head: Angela Drew

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Headmistress of Bromley High School since September 2014, Angela Drew was previously Deputy Head Academic at Epsom College.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

I had a teacher called Mrs Smears who taught me English in senior school and she used to perch on the edge of her desk and lean out into the classroom, exuding enthusiasm. It was she who first introduced me to Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet.

I think everyone should be eternally gratefully to anyone who introduces them to Austen or to Shakespeare because it’s just a permanent source of joy. 

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

As a head you take pride in what the girls do; all the kind of glittering prizes that you expect from a school like Bromley High, but in reality the greatest pride that anyone takes is from what the girls are, and the people they are growing up to be. 

I think as a head the proudest moment in any week is to look across the assembly hall, and we have a huge assembly hall, and you see all those faces with their enthusiasm and their idealism and their generosity of spirit.  It just makes you hugely proud to be at the school

What does a successful school look like to you?

Busy, buzzy.  I think actually, with a girl’s school it’s not what it looks like; it is what it sounds like. 

When girls love their lessons, when they are happy with each other’s company you hear the sound of chatter. You hear the sound of laughter very frequently in this school; it is the sound of girls building friendships and that is what is going to last them for life.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

Resilience.  It’s a tough world sometimes and everybody, however successful, however fortunate, is going to have ups and downs in life.

We want to teach the girls to develop a sense of balance; to balance their academic success with other things that will bring them joy, pleasure and relaxation; good friendships, a healthy sport.  

Also a breadth of vision for charitable fundraising, for volunteering, for involvement in the local community. They need to live a balanced, resilient life because we all know as adults that life isn’t always easy.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

Exceptional, innovative, caring, friendly and happy.

Catchment information

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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