Ravens Wood School

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Ravens Wood School
Motto Committed to Excellence and Innovation[1]
Type Academy
Headteacher Ms S Spence
Location Oakley Road (A233)
51°22′08″N 0°02′13″E / 51.368889°N 0.036944°E / 51.368889; 0.036944Coordinates: 51°22′08″N 0°02′13″E / 51.368889°N 0.036944°E / 51.368889; 0.036944
Local authority Bromley
DfE URN 136517 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 150 (approx.)
Students 1,450 (2009 estimate)
Gender Male 11-16, Mixed 16-18
Ages 11–18
Colours Green     , Black      and White     
Website RWS Official Website

Ravens Wood School, formerly Bromley Technical High School, located in Keston, London Borough of Bromley, England, is an all-boys school. The Sixth Form accepts both boys and girls. As of 2009 the school had 1,450 pupils. The school is a designated technology college, specialising in Design Technology and Information Technology. The school became an academy on 1 April 2011.[2]

Ravens Wood School (RWS) is part of the Ravens Wood Learning Trust.


In May 2007, the Year 10 football squad won the English Schools' Football Association Under 15 Schools' Cup.[3] In April 2012, the Under 18 Rugby Academy reached the Daily Mail Vase Final played at Twickenham. Ravens Wood lost narrowly against the Leys School.[4] April 2014 saw another English Schools Football Association National Football triumph with the Year 8 team winning a tightly fought contest held at Reading's Madejski Stadium.

The RWS Football and Rugby academies are developed exclusively for students entering Sixth Form. Currently, there are around 30 students for the Rugby Academy[5] and three teams for the Football Academy.[6] The Football Academy is tied with Fulham FC which allows the students to closely participate with the club including use of their training facilities, coaches and pathways to semi-professional clubs.


The school has achieved success in the Rock Challenge dance/drama competition having won the Southern Premier league three years in a row which is the first time ever to happen in Rock Challenge (2008, 2009 and 2010)[7][8] and also came second in the first ever Rock Challenge National Final (2009). It is thought to be the first boys' school in the UK to take the contemporary dance drama title.[9]

Performing Arts Academy (RAPA)[edit]

The Ravens Wood Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) was established in September 2009 to house and extend the most elite performing students. Theses students receive professional training during senior years. They receive 4 additional training sessions as part of their sixth form studies.

Music Academy[edit]

The Ravens Wood Music Academy was established in September 2011 to give students the opportunity to develop their skills as performers, composers or technicians with the potential for recognition of their achievements at a national level. Since its launch, the Music Academy have been involved with The Bromley Youth Music Trust, Music for Youth (Regional/National festival), ArtsTrain, University of the Arts (London) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (South Kensington).[citation needed]

Admission to the Music Academy is by audition only and ABRSM Grade 5 or equivalent in an instrument.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Home - Ravens Wood School". ravenswood.bromley.sch.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Academy Status". 
  3. ^ "English Schools' Football Association (ESFA) - Competitions - 2006-2007 Boys". ESFA. 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  4. ^ Reporter, Sportsmail. "Daily Mail RBS U18 Vase: The Leys 16 Ravens Wood 8 | Daily Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  5. ^ "Rugby Academy - RWSPE.co.uk". RWS PE Department. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Football Academy with Fulham FC - RWSPE.co.uk". RWS PE Department. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  7. ^ "Uk Rock Challenge :: Be Your Best Foundation (Paged)". Rockchallenge.co.uk. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  8. ^ "Uk Rock Challenge :: Be Your Best Foundation (Paged)". Rockchallenge.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  9. ^ "Uk Rock Challenge :: Be Your Best Foundation (Paged)". Rockchallenge.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  10. ^ a b "Peter Frampton Bio". 
  11. ^ "Jason Hawes Bio". 
  12. ^ "Hanif Kureishi". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Milmo, Dan (2008-08-01). "Interview with Keith Ludeman". The Guardian. London. 
  14. ^ "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  15. ^ "Siouxsie and the Banshees". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ravens Wood School Related People". 

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