Bromley High School
|Motto||Fides et Opera|
|Type||Independent day school|
|Headmistress||Mrs Angela Drew|
|DfE URN||525195 Tables|
Bromley High School is a girls' independent school located in Bickley, Greater London. Originally located in the middle of Bromley, in 1981 it relocated to occupy new buildings set in 24 acres (97,000 m2) of grounds and playing fields.
The Good Schools Guide describes the school: "Cool calm atmosphere pervades the corridors which are lined with notice boards announcing forthcoming events and successes. General impression is of a busy and active school."
Bromley High School was opened on 18 January 1883 and was the second school founded by the Girls' Public Day School Trust (now Girls' Day School Trust). At that time, Bromley was "a small country town, surrounded by pleasant woods and meadows". The establishment of the school marked the first public recognition in Bromley of the importance of higher education for girls.
The author Richmal Crompton was a teacher at the school from c.1917 or 1918.
Bromley High has traditionally had an excellent academic record as one of the area's top performing independent schools. In 2009, it broke its record in the A Levels with 85.5% of candidates scoring A-B grades.
Notable former pupils
Academic and education
- Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, DBE MA PHD MBA, feminist anthropologist who has worked largely with the natives of Papua New Guinea; Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge, 1998–2009 (BHS 1952–59)
- Richmal Crompton Lambourn, BA, teacher, author, Senior Classics Mistress at Bromley High until 1923; author of the Just Wiliam stories
- Gillian Lynne, CBE, dancer/choreographer
- Julia Potts, theatre director, Executive Director of the Almeida Theatre
- Sarah Gibb, illustrator
- Susanna White, film director
- Tilly Keeper, BHS class of 2015, actor, plays Louise Mitchell in EastEnders
- Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green and Black's
- Mary Baker, MBE, MSc Hons, former CEO of Parkinson's Disease Society and former President of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (BHS 1943–53)
- Profile on Good Schools Guide
- Our History
- "Many happy returns". Bromley Times. 30 January 2008.
- Press release, Torch Bearing - Bromley High School GDST Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Bromley students get A Level results". Bromley Times. 18 August 2011.
- "A Level victories sweep the borough". Bromley Times. 23 August 2007.
- "A grade celebrations as results hit a 27 year peak". Bromley Times. 21 August 2009.