Bromley High is a school with almost 140 years of tradition, but its focus is on the future.
Our aims are to:
- Foster a love of learning which enables girls to fulfil their intellectual potential.
- Encourage girls to grow to become committed, composed, confident and courageous young women.
- Enrich girls’ education with an outstanding range of co-curricular
- Prepare girls for the life beyond school and their responsibilities to a wider world.
“All aspects of pupils’ school lives demonstrate the highly successful achievement of the school’s aims and the ambitions that it holds for its pupils”ISI
Outstanding Teaching and Learning
The school’s outstanding teaching earned the rare accolade of an ‘Exceptional’ rating for Learning and Achievement from the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate.
The school’s academic results are consistently excellent. Achievement at A level in 2019 was 18% A*s, 51% A*/A and 81% A*-B. We are most proud of the school’s impressive Value Added results at GCSE and A level, which demonstrate the care taken to bring out the best in every girl.
Reflecting our 2018 award for ‘Best STEM provision in a UK School’, we are exceptionally proud of our outstanding provision and results in STEM subjects.
Extensive Co-curricular Programme
Bromley High girls are resilient and well-rounded young women participating with enthusiasm and commitment in Music, Drama, Art, Sport, Duke of Edinburgh and an overabundant range of activities – and where they have interest or talent or enthusiasm, it is nurtured so that they learn to excel.
As the first all girls’ All-Steinway School in the world, and with our very own Musician in Residence, music is integral to the rhythm of School life. We provide a variety of performance opportunities – including our annual London concert, last year held at the prestigious Cadogan Hall.
A huge range of clubs, societies and house activities allow every girl to find her niche- from Zumba to Speech and Drama to Forensics Club.
Sport is also exceptional: with 25 acres of top class facilities including a beautiful pool, new fitness suite, sports hall, gym, track and floodlit courts and pitches, providing the perfect environment in which to develop girls’ love of sport.
“They are highly successful in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Individuals and teams participate in a very wide range of sports including biathlon, diving, golf, gymnastics, tennis and rowing”ISI
Awards & Achievements
At Bromley High School, we provide an inspirational and enabling learning environment that is recognised not only through the top-tier, year-on-year GCSE and A-Level examination results we achieve but also through the awards we win.
Last year we were very proud to have won two 2018 Education in Business Awards: The ‘Outstanding Progress Award (Independent School)’ and the ‘Best STEM provision in a UK School’. More impressively, our Year 10 girls’ innovative idea for echo-locating earrings (which would enable blind people to locate their position within a room) was awarded the ‘UK Teen Tech Wearable Technology Award 2018’.
Bromley High School has achieved huge successes in sport at regional and national level. In hockey, our U16 team reached the National Hockey Finals in 2020 and was placed 3rd in the country.
In swimming we were 2019 and 2020 Freestyle & Medley Relay Champions in the prestigious Bath and Otter Cup for Independent Schools. In netball, we were the 2019 U12 Netball Champions in the London Youth Games.
In debating we attend various competitions around the country, and in 2019 we were National Finalists in the English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition.
An impressive 24 Sixth Formers achieved Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards this year.
In 2020, three girls received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge and another has won a Sports Scholarship to Rice University in Texas. In the past five years, Bromley High Sports Scholars have been offered Hockey, Diving and Swimming Sports Scholarships at Princeton, Yale and Harvard respectively
These achievements are just a few varied examples of what really sets Bromley High School and our girls apart.
“Many pupils regularly qualify for regional and national finals of choir, debating, orchestra and art competitions; pupils’ work has been chosen for display in a major London gallery”ISI
Forward-Thinking Pastoral Care
Our pastoral care is thoughtful and proactive. We work with the innovative ‘Positive Project’ to apply the latest psychological research to nurture resilience and confidence in girls. The school also has a Pastoral puppy, Maya, who was named by the girls. Maya brings a fun, warm and comforting presence in the Pastoral Team.
Community and Outreach Partnerships
Every class takes on the responsibility of supporting its own individual charity and the school has a highly valued tradition of volunteering and charitable activity.
The school collaborates with local primary schools in digital leadership projects and the SHINE project for gifted and talented pupils. Senior girls are engaged in volunteering with the elderly and charitable projects. As part of the Sports Leadership Programme girls work with students from the Marjorie McClure Special School and with primary school pupils.