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It’s comic relief day and we are celebrating by wearing red, as well as telling our favourite jokes and rewarding a ‘humour champion’ 🔴


An amazing session with today to celebrate Science Week 🧪🥼


We had a fantastic world book day on Wednesday, with the author Stella Agwor sharing her journey, hosting assemblies, drama workshops and storytime sessions! 📚🐛


We had a fantastic start to our Mother’s Day breakfasts today- for Nursery and Reception classes. Thank you to all who attended to celebrate this special occasion! 🧁💐


Y6 have been exploring the Natural History Museum today! 🦖🦕


In preparation for world book day, nursery made some caterpillar headbands, to celebrate on of their favourite books! 🐛


Y1 have been learning about toys from the past. This week, they played some games from the past, such as: jumping rope,  hope scotch and rolling hoop.


Today our school councillors and Y6 leadership team took a trip to Bromley Civic Centre to visit the Mayor of Bromley 👨‍⚖️👮‍♀️


We are excited to launch the dates for our Mother’s Day brunches to celebrate a special person in our lives! Please pay via ParentPay for your space 🍰💐


We will be hosting a bake sale on Friday 1st March in the school playground, to celebrate Chinese New Year! 🏮


Y5 WALES TRIP UPDATE: Y5 will be back to school for a 5.45pm pick up.


An amazing week for some amazing - and what a way to end it on that beautiful beach 🌊The donkeys, chickens and new-born lambs miss you already 💚 Come back soon!


Y5 are on their way home from Wales. We will update you later in the day. Pick up from school is 6.30pm. Safe journey Y5! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


Well done to our farmers of the week! 🌾🚜


An amazing week for some amazing - and what a way to end it on that beautiful beach 🌊The donkeys, chickens and new-born lambs miss you already 💚 Come back soon!


That’s a wrap for y5’s visit to the They have had an amazing time and had an experience to be farmers for the week. Memories for a lifetime 🌾🚜


“I thought I wouldn't be strong enough to do activities, but I've proven I can do anything.”An amazing quote from one of the pupils this week at 🌾🚜


The children had a lovely afternoon down by the bay, exploring the Welsh coastline! 🐚🦀


Another fantastic day at the . Wet and windy, but still lots of fun! 🌾


Life at the farm.. 🚜🌾

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Applying for Secondary School

Children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 will transfer to secondary school in September 2023. Click here to view the important dates provided by Bromley.

If you miss this deadline please contact the Schools Admissions Team immediately for further advice.

Secondary school place offers for all on time applicants will be posted on 1st March 2024.

Making an application

Bromley Council process all school applications for Bromley borough residents. You cannot apply directly to schools.

If you live outside the London Borough of Bromley, you must apply to your local council, even if you want to apply for a Bromley school. You can however include Bromley schools on your home local authority application.

Bromley residents should apply online at from 1st September 2023.

Online applications will only be processed when proof of address and parental responsibility have been received by the Admissions Team. 

If you are unable to make an online application, paper forms are available on request from the Admissions Team.  

You can view or download the moving on to secondary education leaflet and booklet for more information and advice. Also a list of important dates appears in the document available below.

Children with an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) 

If your child has an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), please do not complete an application form but contact the Special Educational Needs team on 020-8313 4164 for further information.

Secondary key dates 2023 - 2024

1st September 2023

Applications open apply online at

September to October

Parents and carers to read all available information, visit school open events (if available) and make decisions on what schools to apply for

22nd September 2023

St Olave’s Grammar School Stage 1 entrance test

22nd and 23rd September 2023

Newstead Wood School selection test

Week commencing 16th October 2022

Newstead Wood School selection test results issued to parents and carers

31st October 2023

National closing date for applications Any application received after this date will normally be treated as late

17th November 2023

St Olave’s Grammar School Stage 2 entrance test (for those invited back after Stage 1)

18th November 2023

Coopers School banding test

8th December 2023

Harris Academy Beckenham and Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley banding test

12th December 2023

Deadline of ‘late’ school applications for exceptional reasons and proven changes of address to be considered for national offer day

1st March 2024

National offer day Offer notifications sent to on-time applicants after 5pm

15th March 2023

Deadline for parents and carers to accept or decline the school offered online (decisions can be submitted via email after this date)

March 2024

Appeals to be submitted to the relevant school (contact school’s directly for their appeals process and timetables)

From 10th April 2024 until 31st December 2024

The Council reallocates any places that have become available from the waiting lists

From 1st January 2025

All applications are processed through the In-Year Admissions process