We take every advantage of our close proximity to London by arranging frequent visits to the theatre, to conferences, museums and art galleries.
Each year between 50 and 80 girls in Year 10 spend a week in France as guests in French families and there is a yearly exchange with a German school in Bexley's twin town of Arnsberg. A new partnership has been made with the Shiri Ram School in Delhi. Pupils from both schools will be involved in curriculum links and in exchange visits.
Geography Field Trips range from a visit to Bexley Village for the pupils in Year 7 to a 5 day visit for sixth formers to a Field Study Centre in the Lake District.. The Science Department arranges visits to Industrial Organisations.
Holidays are arranged by members of staff and pupils have recently enjoyed sailing in France, a senior choir visit to Siena and Florence, a concert band visit to Arnsberg, visits to Venice and Verona and a World Challenge Expedition to Thailand. Year 7 participate in an activities' holiday in the summer term.
Clubs and societies include an Environmental Group, Art Club, CDT clubs, Drama clubs, a Debating Society, Christian Union, Science Societies, a Computer Club, a Food and Textiles Club and a Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme group.
The School's facilities make possible many activities such as Dance, Gymnastics and Games which are enthusiastically supported. There are school teams for netball, athletics, volleyball, hockey, tennis, swimming, rounders and football, who compete locally and in tournaments throughout north west Kent. Badminton and table tennis also thrive, whilst the fitness room gives senior girls even more choice. High standards are achieved through the dedication of both staff and pupils.
The School has a long-standing tradition for excellence in Music and Drama and has won a number of Bexley Arts' Council Awards over the years, most recently for a performance of Oliver, Sweet Charity, Forty Second Street and Oklahoma. Visiting musicians offer a full range of instrumental tuition, and a third of the School has instrumental lessons. Concerts at least twice a year and formal School assemblies provide performance opportunities for the school's two choirs, senior orchestra, concert band, string and recorder ensembles, as well as other smaller ensembles. Full-scale productions are an important part of school life.
CARING FOR OTHERS
Encouraging pupils to become good citizens is one of the school's aims. This is expressed in a practical way in fund-raising for charities, both local and national.
Fund raising is taken seriously by the girls who show great initiative and enthusiasm in organising events and providing practical help where appropriate. Sixth formers have the opportunity to take part in community service in local schools, special schools and hospitals.