By Neil Maguire, director at the Bromley office.
Bromley offers so many advantages but one of the key points is our excellent local schooling. With so many of our buyers moving in to Bromley, mainly from the more central London areas, and not being too familiar with the area, I thought it would be useful to prepare a short guide on local primary schools.
Harris Primary Academy Shortlands
Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, a 2-form entry school, will be moving to their brand new building on Kingswood Road in September 2016. The two-storey free school will cater for 420 pupils and will play a key role in helping ease the lack of school places in the area, giving parents and their children peace of mind that they will be able to attend school in the local vicinity.
Valley Primary School
Valley Primary School has received a number of awards reflecting their high quality of work and the school has been graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in its most recent inspection.
The school has a wide curriculum and aims to help pupils thrive and develop their skills required for life-long learning.
Parish Primary School
Parish Primary school is a highly successful Christian school and has an Ofsted grading of ‘Outstanding’.
The school offers a broad curriculum and whilst academic standards are important, they encourage children to enjoy a range of musical and sporting activities both during the day and through after school clubs.
Highfield Primary School
Highfield Primary School has a broad and balanced curriculum, and pupils at the school achieve high standards in literacy, numeracy and science.
The children also excel in arts, music and sport.
St Mark’s Church of England Primary School
St. Marks School is a successful 2-form entry school with a wide curriculum and the teachers believe in nurturing the children as individuals, along with educational achievements.
The school has an award for ‘Top Performing and Improving Schools’ based on an inspection with pupils achieving level 4 or above in both English and Maths
Bishop Challoner School
Bishop Challoner School is an independent coeducational Catholic day school, for children aged two and a half to eighteen years.
The school has a strong reputation for encouraging their pupils to reach their full potential and strengths lie in small class room sizes and strong academic performance across all ability ranges.
St. Christopher’s School
St Christopher’s is a main stream independent preparatory school for boys and girls from 3-11 years. There are two classes in each year group with a maximum of 18 children in each. In Kindergarten, Reception and Year 1 classroom assistants support form teachers.
The school provides a varied and balance curriculum and the children are encouraged to maximise their full potential in a friendly and open atmosphere.