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Langley Park School for Girls
Hawksbrook Lane, South Eden Park Road, BR3 3BE, UK Beckenham
+44 (0)208 663 4199


I welcome your interest in our school and hope that this prospectus gives you an idea of our particular character and values.

Our school is a welcoming and friendly one, but more than that it is purposeful and business-like. In this way, and through the partnership that we encourage between pupils, parents and the staff of the school, we express our commitment to helping all pupils achieve the best of which they are capable, whatever their particular talents and needs.

This is an all girls school from Years 7-11 with a mixed Sixth Form. Increasing numbers of boys and girls join us in Year 12 from other schools while our own return rate from Year 11 is substantial.

Our last Ofsted inspection took place in May 2006 and the report, available in full on our website at or on the Ofsted website at , offers the following introductory comment: " Langley Park School for Girls is an outstandingly effective technology college that provides students with high quality education.."

On a number of previous occasions we have been identified in Her Majesty's Chief Inspector's Annual Report as a "particularly successful" school. What makes us so? By Ofsted criteria, it is because not only are we achieving well but we are doing so in comparison with schools in similar circumstances. By our own criteria, it is because we never accept that there is a point at which we are good enough and we are always striving to improve further. Our membership of improvement networks such as the specialist schools movement (as a Technology College and, since April 2006, a Language College), The Bromley Learning Alliance (an 'excellence cluster') and the Leading Edge Schools movement for the dissemination of excellent practice is evidence of this commitment.

Like some other schools, we have a large number of pupils and a large staff, but numbers do not deter us in our commitment to respect each member of the school community as an individual nor in our commitment to quality. Our school organisation reflects this; so too does the way in which the staff of the school give so much of their own time. As a result, we combine an emphasis on academic rigour with a recognition of the personal efforts of each pupil.

Do enjoy your visit to our school.


Core Beliefs

  • Respect for the individual
  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Equality of opportunity

We are committed to:

  • A broad, balanced and relevant curriculum
  • Developing active and independent learners
  • Recognising achievement
  • A strong partnership between home and school
  • Teaching through technology
  • Forging effective links with business and the community
  • Timely and relevant communication
  • Continuous self-scrutiny and assessment
  • The highest standards of behaviour
  • Fostering self-respect, moral and spiritual growth
  • The highest quality of teaching
  • Providing a highly qualified staff
  • Identifying and supporting staff training needs
  • Providing a high level of resourcing across the curriculum
  • Maintaining a pleasant, modern and technological environment



Autumn Term 2007

At Langley pupils have a wide range of opportunities and extra curricular activities. Drama, sport and music all figure large in the life of the school and there is rarely an afternoon when pupils cannot be found still in school, an hour after afternoon registration taking part in one of these activities.

Room 30 is open at lunchtimes and after school for the serious use of computers. The Library is open every lunchtime and each day after school until 4.00pm.

Internet and CD Roms (over 85 different CD roms available!)

Browse through our books, magazines and newspapers

The Careeres Resource Area is open every day before and after school and at break and lunchtime for Years 7-13 for research using reference books and computer programmes.

Year 12 & 13 may use the Careers area during free periods.

Careers advisors will not be available at lunchtimes.


These are an important part of the development of the 'whole' person. We encourage the offer of and participation in a range of clubs and activities from Astronomy and Chess to Workout or Web Site work. Many pupils are currently signed up to participate in our push to become an eco-school. Pupils are kept well informed by a weekly Pupil Bulletin and are encouraged to contribute their own items of news.

They can be involved in school development through the Student Council, a body of pupil representatives with its own budget and committee structure, or further their personal development, independence and stamina through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme or various mentoring programmes. The Library is a well-used resource area equipped with CD Roms for research work. Pupils, like teachers, are encouraged to submit bids to seek funding for their own curriculum project ideas.

Our various school partnerships, mentioned elsewhere in this document, also allow them opportunities to network with pupils in other schools and to work collaboratively with both primary and other secondary pupils. Sports teams are well supported, very successful at borough and county level, and heavily reliant on our minibus fleet; our orchestra, bands and choirs are large and thriving. Pupils develop their language skills in France, Germany and Spain; activity residentials take place both in this country and abroad; cultural and subject-related visits may take in Italy, Greece, Iceland, Morocco, Spain, Eastern Europe and South Africa. Ski trips and music tours take in other countries.


We can now proudly demonstrate that pupils achieve excellence also in Mathematics, Science and Technology so that they truly have equality of opportunity and access to a variety of higher education courses and future careers.

A sophisticated Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network and larger numbers of computers than many schools can afford underpin our pupils' teaching and learning - a key to raising standards further and faster. These resources have also benefited local primary schools and the community generally. Extensive involvement of representatives of business and industry in the life and work of the school gives our pupils greater understanding of the international and technological requirements of the 21st Century. So too does our membership of the BLA about which you can read on page 15.

Pupils are tested on arrival. The information we gain from this and from assessment in lessons is used to monitor closely the progress of each pupil. The data is electronically recorded and gives teachers immediate access to pupils' attainment and effort, their special educational needs or their gifts and talents in specific subjects. All National Curriculum requirements are met and all pupils take a broad, balanced and relevant combination of subjects. A large range of A level (level 3) courses is offered in the Sixth Form with some level 2 courses also available according to anticipated need.

Some subjects in the main school are taught in ability sets, others in the mixed ability tutor group. In Year 9 pupils are extensively supported as they move towards GCSE courses. The Head of Year oversees this transition, offering Information Evenings for parents and pupils at which they can learn about the courses we offer, each pupil's suitability for them and the study skills necessary for success.

The curriculum for Years 7 - 9 includes:

English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, ICT, a Modern Language (either French or German in Year 7), History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education, Religious Education, Drama, and Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE).

Pupils in Year 8 currently take up an additional language, either French, Spanish, or German; Latin is available as an enrichment activity after school. PSCHE underpins pupils' learning and development throughout the school, and their progress is further supported by a compulsory homework programme. We value parents' involvement in monitoring this.

In Years 10 and 11:

We aim to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum and one which reflects our Technology and Language College commitments. All pupils follow a compulsory curriculum leading to GCSE accreditation in the following subjects:

English, English Literature, Mathematics, Double Science (with an intensive offer of the three separate Science GCSEs for the most able scientists), Technology, a short course in ICT, a Modern Language, and either History, Geography or Religious Studies.

Please note that as a Technology College , we are committed to a compulsory full Technology course at Key Stage 4. Currently 90% of our pupils follow a Language course and as a newly designated Languages specialist school, we will be looking to broaden this offer for all learners.

All pupils must also follow non-examination courses in :

Physical Education and PSCHE; the latter incorporates National Curriculum themes such as Citizenship, Environmental Education, Religious and Moral Education, and Health and Sex Education.

In addition to these, pupils may choose one additional subject from a wide range (for example, Business, ICT courses, additional Languages or Humanities, Art, Music, Drama or Sports).

All pupils have the opportunity to achieve nine and a half examination grades. Our Examination Entry Policy states that we aim to maximise opportunity for all pupils following public examination courses.

The majority are entered for all of their courses and achieve at a high level. Continuity and progression are provided at the end of Key Stage 4 through the wide range of AS level, A2 and Business courses we provide in our large mixed Sixth Form.




Visits welcome by appointment.

All applicants are offered individual interviews and course guidance.

Contact: Mrs Dena Blackman, Admissions Officer

Tel: 020 8663 4199 (option 3)


Large numbers of students, both girls and boys, join our Sixth Form. We attract increasing numbers from other schools, many by word of mouth. We have high expectations of our students, encouraging their self-expression and demanding a sense of corporate responsibility. They are involved in the life of the school in many ways, for example, helping teachers with younger pupils and showing visitors around. We constantly receive praise for their maturity, intelligence and enthusiasm.

The team of Senior Prefects, led by the School Captain, is active in the Sixth Form and the main school, carrying out regular school duties and helping to organise charity, social, publicity and sporting events.

All students can become involved in drama and musical productions, the debating society and a variety of other activities, including work shadowing and community service; the many who go on to higher education are able to present fully-rounded applications to the universities and colleges of their choice, and all are helped to develop further so that they can take up their place with confidence in an increasingly complex world.

When you leave the 6th Form you may be interested in joining the Adremian Association please click here to find out more.

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