Bromley High 2015: Athletes, Actors, Academics & Adventurers

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LocalEditorBromley Mon 11-Jan-16 22:27:19

Athletes, Actors, Academics & Adventurers

Bromley High's 2015 retrospective, by Headmistress Angela Drew

Another year of superb results (88% A*-B at A level and 74% A*-A at GCSE) placed Bromley High School 79th in the UK in 'The Sunday Times Parent Power' league tables.

These outstanding results enabled students to take up places at Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Durham, Bristol, Warwick and many other Russell Group universities with other leavers gaining places at Medical Schools and Art Foundation courses including at the prestigious Central St Martin's.

For the second year running a Bromley High student was honoured with a Salter's Award for the second highest Chemistry A level performance in the country. The school celebrated their success in a joyful Prize Giving Ceremony with Dr Miriam Stoppard as Guest of Honour.

Sporting Prowess

Girls continue to excel on the Games field with U16s crowned outdoor and indoor Kent County Hockey Champions. The team was placed 3rd in the East of England at the regional finals in December and one of this all conquering team has been selected for the England hockey joining the ranks of our national representatives in diving, swimming, rowing, biathlon and tennis. Teams from both Years 7 and 9 became Bromley Cross Country Champions and one of our Y6 girls, Lily Meers, was placed 3rd in the UK U11 Biathlon Finals. Reflecting its commitment to girls' sport, Bromley High opened a fitness suite to allow Sixth Form girls to develop a life-long habit of enjoyment of healthy exercise.

Music & Drama

The Autumn term featured a sublime chamber concert in the beautiful surroundings of The Swiss Church in Covent Garden and a spectacular all singing and dancing production of the hit 'High School Musical' with superb performances from the leads and more than fifty of our new Year 7 girls throwing themselves into the role of cheerleaders in their first term in the school. Year 5 girls took inspiration for their own Christmas production by their trip to see one of their classmates, Evie Hone, wowing West End audiences in the lead role in 'Matilda'. Tilly Keeper (recent leaver - U6 2015), a member of last year's Head Girl's Team, has been cast in a starring role in 'Eastenders.' An accomplished actor and mainstay of many school productions, Tilly returned to school at the end of term to watch 'High School Musical' with news of her leading role still embargoed. Tilly will play Louise Mitchell, daughter of Phil Mitchell and Lisa Fowler, and is set to make a huge impact on the BBC's most successful soap. The term ended in Nativity Plays and productions galore. The Senior Choir raised money for the homeless charity Latch by Carol Singing in the Intu Centre and the Year 7s and Junior Jazz Band held a Charity concert for the same cause whilst our Junior girls sang carols for residents of our local homes for the elderly.

Travel & Challenge

Members of this year’s World Challenge Expedition spent several exhilarating weeks in Madagascar and the school's commitment to building resilience inside and outside the classroom was rewarded with four Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards - the first in the school's history. This term, Computer Scientists and Business and Economics students will be venturing to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Physicists to see the Hadron Collider in Cern, Skiers to Tremblant in Canada and Musicians to Prague.

- Angela Drew, Headmistress, Bromley High School

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