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Bromley High School (GDST)

Bromley High School (GDST)
Address
Blackbrook Lane
Bickley
Bromley
Kent
BR1 2TW
Tel
020 8781 7000
Fax
020 8781 7002
Email
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Bromley High School (GDST), Bromley is an independent school for girls aged from 4 to 18.

Local authority:

Bromley

Pupils:

892

Religion:

Non-denominational

Fees:

£14,688 pa

Open days:

Last Saturday in September/First Saturday in October, or by appointment. Additional open events in March and May Taster Days throughout the year


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Cool, calm atmosphere pervades the corridors, which are lined with noticeboards announcing forthcoming events and successes. One area is dedicated to the school's history and a gallery of portraits...
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A school where the individual, whatever her strengths and talents, is nurtured, supported and encouraged, in an environment of academic challenge and high aspiration, across a broad range of subjects. Bromley girls are committed to each other, enjoying excellent, supportive relationships with the dedicated team of staff and are fully grounded in the real world. The school provides a structured, well... Read More

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The Good Schools Guide Review of Bromley High School (GDST), Bromley, BR1 2TW

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Headmistress

Since September 2014, Angela Drew BA PGCE MBA (50s). Read English at Durham and spent a year post university working for L’Arche, a community for mentally disabled adults. Previously deputy head (academic) at Epsom College and has also taught at Whitgift School, Prior Park College, The Mary Erskine School and George Watson's College. Has a passion for theatre, debating, public speaking, books and France. Genuine interest in education – including previously shadowing headteachers in Swedish and Finnish schools. Married with two children

Academic Matters

Academic results consistently high - 69 per cent A*/A at GCSE 2014 and 55 per cent at A level. Science and modern foreign languages remain particularly strong and a number of girls go on to study these at top universities. Modern foreign languages department has links with France, Germany and Spain and arranges much better than average exchanges, visits and work experience placements. Recently awarded the British Council’s full International School Award. All subject areas have dedicated heads of department who ensure high standards and excellent results. Parents say the teaching is solid and fairly traditional, maths teaching is especially impressive and a top subject choice in the sixth form; school adds that staff changes have led to more diverse teaching styles.

The head and her senior management team work extremely hard to make sure that the curriculum is really flexible, so girls can have as much choice as possible in all the age groups and fit in extra GCSE subjects if they want. Smart modern classrooms and sparkling labs inspire the girls to work hard and care for their environment. All pupils have a personal tutor who tracks their progress and sets targets with them for their academic and personal development on a regular basis. Well-stocked library looking out onto woodland provides an inspiring place to work before and after school.

Two part-time SENCos provide additional support on a one-to-one basis for pupils with specific learning differences and run study skills programmes for all pupils. EAL is available as required.

Games, Options, the Arts

Great opportunities for the sportswoman here - acres of space, athletics track, three hockey pitches, including an Astroturf which can be hired by local clubs. Pupils frequently win awards at national, county and borough level across athletics, gymnastics, hockey and netball, tennis and swimming; cricket enjoying great success. A number of specialist coaches are employed to enhance sporting opportunities via school clubs. Indoor swimming pool and gym which is made available to staff and families out of school hours. Duke of Edinburgh scheme rapidly expanding (more than 150 pupils involved), annual World Challenge expeditions, and international cultural exchanges to Asia and China for sixth formers.

Performing arts and dance studios recently updated to create an incredibly clever and versatile performance space. Dance is a full academic subject (school offers dance GCSE). Regular in-house drama and music festivals and pupils achieve distinctions in LAMDA and ABRSM exams, including musical theatre. Music department to be enjoyed, producing a lovely range of concerts; everyone is encouraged to learn an instrument or join a choir. International tours for the various choirs and orchestras and a yearly middle school music tour to Paris. Artwork is of a very high standard, some talented GCSE students do really well, textiles and photography recently introduced as A level choices for budding artists.

Background and Atmosphere

Originally founded in 1883. In 1982 moved to its present 25-acre site, complete with woodland and a lake. Cool, calm atmosphere pervades the corridors, which are lined with noticeboards announcing forthcoming events and successes. One area is dedicated to the school's history and a gallery of portraits.

General impression is of a busy and active school. School tells us the uniform is 'not dreary and maroon any more – we have a smart new grey blazer and maroon/grey check pleated skirt for the seniors and a pretty maroon/grey check tunic for the juniors – the girls and parents love this new uniform'.

Recent £1m refurbishments include sixth form common room, dining room and two Apple Mac music technology suites.

Pastoral Care and Discipline

All pupils have a personal tutor whom parents can contact at any time to discuss pastoral or academic matters. Democratic elections run for the selection of a head girl, two deputies and senior prefects. Sixth form girls can train as peer counsellors and access to a professional counsellor on a drop in basis or by appointment. Older girls are encouraged to mentor younger pupils and gain work and life experience by helping in the junior school. Paperless home-school communications – a boon for busy parents.

Pupils and Parents

Predominantly local families, however some travel from all over Kent and south London. Parents mainly hard-working types from the professional classes, small social and ethnic mix. Dedicated parents organise the active PTA, running fundraising events and the school bookshop. Parents’ forum discusses school issues and aims foster good working relationship between staff and parents.

Old girls include Margaret Hodge, Susanna White, Prof Joan Walsh; Richmal Compton was once a member of the teaching staff.

Entrance

At 11+ competitive entrance exams involving creative writing, non-verbal and verbal reasoning, an interview and reference from junior school. Also 13+ entrance exams involving similar exams and interview/references as for 11+ examinations. Sixth form entrance requirement is a minimum of six GCSEs A*-B grade. Scholarships and bursaries available in the senior school

Exit

Some 30 per cent leave at 16+ to attend co-ed sixth forms or local grammars. Most sixth formers go on to higher education, mainly good universities; one to Oxford in 2014; others to a range to study eg medicine, maths, music, art, ancient history and architecture.

Money Matters

Everyone sitting the 11+ entrance exam is automatically entered for academic scholarships - music and sports scholarships also available in year 7, year 9 and year 12. Sixth form scholarships for art, music, sport and academics. Means-tested bursaries, Founders awards, are available up to 100 per cent of fees in the senior school.


Our View

A selective school, offering a wonderful range of opportunities to widen horizons and develop new interests. Suits academically able girls with lots of drive.


Special Education Needs Survey


SEN Statement

Sept 2010

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Aspergers Syndrome MildTicked
Aspergers Syndrome ModerateTicked
Aspergers Syndrome SevereTicked
Autism MildTicked
Autism ModerateTicked
Autism SevereTicked
Semantic Pragmatic DisorderTicked
Other AutisticTicked

Behavioural Difficulties

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Attention Deficit Disorder MildTicked
Attention Deficit Disorder ModerateTicked
Attention Deficit Disorder SevereTicked
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders MildTicked
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders ModerateTicked
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders SevereTicked
Emotional and behavioural difficulties MildTicked
Emotional and behavioural difficulties ModerateTicked
Emotional and behavioural difficulties SevereTicked
Conduct DisordersTicked
Obsessive Compulsive DisordersTicked
Oppositional Defiant DisordersTicked
Tourettes and other tic disordersTicked

Genetic and related Disorders

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Down's Syndrome MildTicked
Down's Syndrome ModerateTicked
Down's Syndrome SevereTicked
Fragile XTicked
Other geneticTicked

Learning difficulties

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Moderate learning difficultiesTicked
Profound and multiple learning difficulties
Severe learning difficultiesTicked

Specific learning difficulties

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Dyscalculia MildTicked
Dyscalculia ModerateTicked
Dyscalculia SevereTicked
Dyslexia MildTicked
Dyslexia ModerateTicked
Dyslexia SevereTicked
Dyspraxia MildTicked
Dyspraxia Moderate
Dyspraxia Severe
Other Specific Learning Difficulties MildTicked
Other Specific Learning Difficulties ModerateTicked
Other Specific Learning Difficulties SevereTicked
English as an additional languageTicked

Sensory Impairment

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Hearing Impairment MildTicked
Hearing Impairment ModerateTicked
Hearing Impairment SevereTicked
Multi-sensory ImpairmentTicked
Speech and Language DifficultiesTicked
Visual Impairment MildTicked
Visual Impairment ModerateTicked
Visual Impairment Severe

Medical and Related Needs

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Cerebral Palsy MildTicked
Cerebral Palsy ModerateTicked
Cerebral Palsy SevereTicked
"Delicate" childrenTicked
EpilepsyTicked
Eating disordersTicked
Physical Difficulties (Not indicated elsewhere.)Ticked
OtherTicked

General Questions

Are all children tested for SEN on entry to the school?
Please outline the screening programmes used by the school.Lucid Rapid for dyslexia, DST - screening of individual girls
How many children with statements of need or equivalent do you have in the school?
Do you make special provision for exceptionally gifted children?TickedG&T register, enrichment and scholarship activities
Please outline what is on offer for such childrenTickedG&T register, enrichment and scholarship activities
Please indicate if the school has or has available to it any of the following:
Behaviour Support Unit.
Learning Support Unit.In development
Pupil Referral Unit.
Other withdrawal.
Specialist language centre
Schemes or Initiatives such as SHARE or Playing for Success.
Please indicate if the school has any of the following characteristics:
SEN accreditation, for example by CRESTED?
Centre of excellence for SEN that is Not already outlined?
Good wheelchair access
Provides outreach support?
Receives outreach support?
Do children with SEN participate fully in sport and other extracurricular activities?Ticked
Please provide information on staffing. Does the school have:
A SENCO or equivalent?Ticked
Staff who will administer prescription medicines to a childTicked
Qualified teaching staff with learning support or SEN commitment(please say how many, in full-time equivalent).Ticked
Non-teaching staff with learning support or SEN commitment(please say how many, in full-time equivalent).Ticked0-6
Please list specialist qualifications held by teaching staff with learning support or SEN commitment.
Please list specialist qualifications held by non-teaching staff with learning support or SEN commitment.

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