Bromley High School

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Blackbrook Lane
Bickley
Bromley
BR1 2TW
+44 (0)20 8781 7000
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Pupils
856
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Ages
4 - 18
Gender
Gender
Girls
Building
Type
Other Independent
Mr ofsted
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NATIONAL AVG. 1.96
Independent inspection report
97%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
99%
NATIONAL AVG. 59%
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Absence
46.1
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 48.5
Absence
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Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
33%
NATIONAL AVG. 11%
Pupils achieving AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
Absence
43.2
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 32.1
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
£4,141
to
£5,135
Day Fees Per Term
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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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Last update: 05 April 2017
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NEW ISI REPORT FOR 2016

Rare inspection report accolade: both achievement and learning are Exceptional 

 

 

Inspectors from the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) visited the school in March and 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: 

Read more >>

 


 

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. Open Mornings take place in October and May.

Our next Open Morning is on May 19th 2017

Registration is essential for attendance at the events. Click here to register >>

[email protected]
0208 781 7066 
Click here for our Admissions Information Booklet >>
 

We also welcome enquiries for sixth form entry. Please click the image below to download a copy of our new Sixth Form Advantage Booklet: 
 

 

Taster Events 2016

11+, 7+ and 4+

Our autumn Taster Days have now finished. Please email Mrs Lisa Clarke, Admissions [email protected] telephone 0208 781 7066 to find out more about forthcoming Taster Sessions or to arrange a private visit. 

Taster events 2017

11+ (for entry in September 2018) 

3rd  May, 10.55 - 3.10 pm - Year 5 Taster Day
15th June 10.55 - 3.10 pm - Year 5 Taster Day
Please book here
 

Discover our Junior School >>

EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING

The outstanding achievement and learning at Bromley High School (recognised by the Independent Schools' Inspectorate with the rare accolade of an Exceptional grading) has never simply been a matter of consistently excellent academic results (85% A*-B at A level 2016; 88% A*-B 2015).

Learning is rich, diverse, innovative, quirky and fun so the girls achieve as much outside the classroom as within it. Our Year 8 Robotics team has just qualified for the National Finals of the VEX Robotics Championship; the Year 7 and 8 Chess came 7th in the South East U19 Competition; Danielle Allen-Chhokar in the Lower Sixth was Highly Commended in the National Geographic Young Geographer of the Year Competition; Priyanka Patel and Raveena Rao won the Regional Round of the English Speaking Union Debating Competition. The extensive programme of inspirational speakers will continue to ensure that Bromley High girls think beyond the syllabus and outside the box - highlights this term include a lecture by distinguished TV Historian and Academic Michael Wood and the visit of Professor Edith Hall for an evening exploring the role of women in Classics.

Angela Drew, Headmistress

Last news from BHS >>

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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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