We believe that learning should not be confined just to the classroom. We maximise opportunities to take learning into different environments to encourage the girls to explore new avenues.
We offer a full and dynamic programme of co-curricular activities. Our aim is for the girls to develop themselves as individuals and to discover new talents and nurture those that already exist.
A beautiful, leafy 25-acre site with a swimming pool, sports hall, floodlit courts, pitches and track provide superb facilities to develop sporting talent. A busy programme of fixtures gives every girl the chance to compete as part of one of our many successful sports teams.
Our girls benefit from being part of the GDST, which provides opportunities to interact with likeminded girls in a range of exciting events, such as the bi-annual GDST Young Choir of the Year competition and the annual STEM Conferences held at Oxford University and The Royal Institute.
“Pupils of all ages delight in the breadth of opportunity and take full advantage of what is offered.”ISI
Clubs & Activities
Co-curricular activities play an important and stimulating role in the life of the Junior School. As part of our commitment to broadening the experience for our girls at school and nurturing personal development, we offer a full and dynamic programme within the categories of Academic, Creative, Music and Sport as well as a variety of clubs to support and extend the girls’ academic abilities.
Many of these take place after school, with others running before school and during lunch breaks. These, together with participation in musical ensembles, rehearsals for dramatic productions and individual lessons for instruments and communication and performance, give every girl the opportunity to try something new or develop existing interests.
Whether the girls are interested in playing an instrument or singing in a choir, performing in a drama production, playing a sport or academic excellence, there is something for everyone.
Our academic clubs programme is designed to enrich the education of our girls by providing challenging, stimulating and relevant opportunities beyond the traditional curriculum.
Our Language clubs extend the girls’ understanding and knowledge of both culture and vocabulary in French and Spanish.
Digital Leaders and young scientists learn to experiment, to investigate and to invent and supported by our older girls they explore the ‘what if facts?’
Chess Club is led by the Grand Master, Chris Ward, who teaches how to think logically and efficiently when playing the game for fun and in competitions.
Our Lecture programme encourages learning beyond the curriculum through visiting speakers who inspire the girls’ passions.
There is a varied activity programme available and the girls are encouraged to enjoy participating and learning new skills as an individual and as a member of a team.
This includes Cross Country, Football, Cricket, Netball, Hockey, Multi-Sports, Swimming and Athletics that all have practice sessions before, during or after school, as well as the opportunity to represent the school in many of these sports.
There is also the opportunity to take part in Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, Funky Jazz, Fencing and Horse Riding amongst other sporting activities.
In addition to this, there is an extensive fixture list in a range of team sports (e.g. Athletics, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket and Tennis).
Creativity is the ability to see problems and generate new ideas to solve them. Central to the ethos of the Junior School is the belief that all girls should have the opportunity to be involved in a creative process and to have a positive attitude towards their own creativity.
We have numerous clubs on offer that encourage the girls to develop the essential skills of observation and visualization such as Lego Club, Art Club and Photography. Storytelling, Dance and Drama Club build confidence in our girls whilst encouraging the skills of improvisation and role-playing.
Music is part of everyday life at Bromley High Junior School. All girls sing in assemblies and productions and every girl benefits from specialist classroom teaching.
Our team of peripatetic music teachers teach weekly individual lessons on a wide variety of instruments, from oboe to harp. We offer a wide range of ensembles including Chamber Choir, Orchestra, Training Band and Junior Choir, Strings group and also Aural Grade Clubs in preparation for music exams.
Drama & Recitals
Performance and presentation skills are an integral part of our academic offer. We collaborate with a local boys’ school on Public Speaking and Poetry Recital events and every girl takes part in a class assembly each year.
Each Key Stage takes parts in a production with girls in Reception, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 having key drama roles, with the other year groups supporting musically.
Recent productions have been:
- Reception – The Sleepy Shepherd
- Years 1 & 2 – Pirates v Mermaids
- Years 3 & 4 – The Lion King
- Years 5 & 6 – Dream On (a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Residential trips are an important part of our offer to girls in Years 5 and 6 at Bromley High. These essential experiences encourage resilience, perseverance, team work skills and foster independence. The girls enjoy specialist activities as well as quality time connecting with nature in the great outdoors.
In Year 5 the girls attend a 3-day trip at Sayers Croft, near Cranleigh, where they stay in chalets and take part in activities such as pond-dipping, abseiling and orienteering.
Our Year 6 girls enjoy a residential trip to Le Chateau Du Broutel in France. The week away provides a wealth of historic and cultural attractions nearby. The girls take part in three language modules to practise their spoken French.
Annually, there is either a Middle School Music Tour for Year 6 and 7 girls to Europe or a Junior School Choir tour for Year 5 and 6 girls in the United Kingdom. Members of the choir or who play an instrument, have the opportunity to perform together at a variety of venues which have included, the Menin Gate, Disneyland Paris and St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.