Teaching careers in Bromley

Working in secondary education

Bromley secondary schools are extremely popular with both children and parents, and not just inside the borough. Over the last 10 years, all Bromley secondary schools have expanded to meet increasing demands. A new secondary school was opened in September 2004.

In fact, competition for places in Bromley schools is fierce. Hardly surprising when you consider that several schools in the borough achieved A' level scores of up to 40% higher than the national average. Bromley Schools are recognised at a national level. Ravens Wood and Kemnal Technology College are two of only 103 'Leading Edge' Schools in the country.

The Leading Edge Partnership programme has been established to identify, extend and spread innovation and excellence in the secondary sector so that standards of teaching and learning continue to improve in schools across the country. Schools in the programme are at the forefront of the drive to reform secondary education. Those working within it will lead the way, helping transform education in their local areas. 

 "A good school radiates confidence and purposefulness. Ravens Wood is a good school - its pupils are filled with optimism and a sense of independence." - Professor Nigel Paine, Head of People Training and Development at the BBC.

Bromley has a number of specialist Secondary Schools on the Specialist Schools Programme, which the DfE (Department for Education) has set up to help schools to establish distinctive identities through their chosen specialisms, and to achieve their targets to raise standards. Specialist schools focus particularly on their chosen subject area, but must also meet the National Curriculum requirements and deliver a broad, balanced education

An A-Z of secondary schools in the borough.