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Wow- what an amazing carnival and summer fair we had yesterday afternoon in the sunshine ☀️


Tomorrow is our carnival and summer fair day! We look forward to performing our dances and to parade across the field. Due to the planned hot weather, the children can come in to school wearing their carnival colours!


Wow- what a great Y6 leavers’ disco we had tonight to celebrate the successes of the year! Well done to our wonderful Y6s! We will miss you! 🎓


Y1 had a fantastic day visiting Kew Gardens yesterday! 🪻🌱


Year 6 performed a fantastic production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ last night for their parents. We are so proud of our talented and dedicated Year 6s! Well done to you all! 👏🏼🧙‍♂️


Today we are celebrating England getting to the Euro final! We are wearing red and white and taking part in football tournaments! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️


Today is Rainbow day! The children can wear their favourite colour and bring in a donation for our summer fair!


The Reception children have enjoyed learning about Bessie Coleman. For this, they read her book and discussed what she did and why it was important. They then made their own passports to play in role as a pilot! 👩‍✈️


Nursery have been busy bird and butterfly spotting! They were looking for mini beasts. 🦋


In art, the Y1 children practiced their weaving skills, inspired by the artist Anni Albers. They considered the size of their paper and what they were weaving and produced some lovely woven patterns.


In science, the children used paper towels to make deciduous and ever green tree leaves.  They then soaked them up in water and observed which one took longer to dry. A great investigation! 🌿


Y6 have been learning about making batik patterns in the style of Bisa Butler 🎨🖌️


Y6 had a great session delivered by learning about Zip cards and safety on public transport- all part of their transition to secondary school!


Y6 have arrived at GoApe and are enjoying the treetop adventure! 🌳🧗


Our year 5 children performing with all Harris year 5 children at the Royal Opera House. What an unforgettable experience! 🎼


We are so impressed with some of the impressive writing about ‘The Giant Turnip’ this week in Reception! 👩‍🌾


Reception have been doing some fantastic writing, thinking about the world around them, and nature! And even a teddy bear’s picnic! 🌿🍁


After school club have been doing some exciting crafts and activities this week!


Y4 Manatee had a wonderful trip to Pizza Express this morning 🍕


In Geography, the children learnt about the world from a globe. The children practiced locating land, oceans, north and south pole. 🌍

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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