Generally, student complete Years 1 to 6 at a primary school and Years 9 to 13 at a secondary school. We accept applications from residents as well as children living outside the borough. It fields six senior men's teams a successful women's team, and also has one of the largest youth sections in the South East. A third merger between Lyttelton Main School and Lyttelton West School took effective on 5 May 2014. The town, directly west of Bromley, has areas of commerce and industry, principally around the curved network of streets featuring its high street and is served in transport by three main railway stations — nine within the post town — plus towards its western periphery two Tramlink stations. [4] In Christchurch, approximately 77 percent of students attend state schools, 15.5 percent attend state integrated schools, and 7.5 percent attend private schools.[1]. [36] There are also a large number of schools catering for primary education, including the independent Roman Catholic school, Bishop Challoner,[37] St Mary's Catholic Primary School,[38] Marian Vian Primary School, Balgowan Primary School,[39] Worsley Bridge Primary School, Harris Primary Academy Beckenham (formerly Bromley Road Infants School), Clare House Primary School and Churchfields Primary School.[40]. [citation needed] Beckenham Cricket Club is also the home to Bromley and Beckenham Hockey Club. There are also three other Anglican churches in the town: All Saints Church; Holy Trinity Church; and St James at Elmers End. [22] It was extensively rebuilt, at the end of the 19th century, but an earlier building dates back to 1100. (Independent schools are listed separately). Beckenham (/ˈbɛkənəm/) is a town in Greater London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley. Stenning, 1879–1898), St. Michael and All Angels, Ravenscroft Road (W. H. Hobday & F. H. Maynard, 1955–1956), St. Paul, Brackley Road (Smith & Williams, 1872), Holy Trinity, Lennard Road (E.F. Clarke, 1878), Baptist Church, Elm Road (Appleton & E. W. Mountford, 1889), Congregational Church, Crescent Road (J. W. & R. F. Beaumont, 1887-8), Methodist Church (James Weir, 1887). [3] A state integrated school is a former private school with a special character based on a religious or philosophical belief that has been integrated into the state system. Today Beckenham is an outer London suburb, though it has maintained its own identity and forms and a town in its own right. [citation needed] A Roman camp was sited here, and a Roman road, the London to Lewes Way passed through the district.[7][8]. [19], Despite its leafy image, Beckenham's close proximity to Central London and generous provision of transport links, make Beckenham a good business location. 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[26], Like most towns of its size, Beckenham has several leisure organisations and societies. [4] The name is thought to derive from Beohha's homestead (Beohha + ham in Old English). Burwood School, state contributing primary at Burwood, merged with Windsor School in January 2014 to form Waitakiri Primary School. Glenmoor School, state contributing primary at, Kendal School, state contributing primary at, Linwood Intermediate, state intermediate at, Lyttelton Main School, state full primary in, Lyttelton West School, state full primary in, Manning Intermediate, state intermediate at. Further rows of shops run east from the town centre along Bromley Road, south along Croydon Road, and west along Beckenham Road around Clock House station, where the town's library can be found. Show business people include Bob Monkhouse (1928–2003),[6] Julie Andrews,[citation needed], Floella Benjamin (now Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham), who grew up on Mackenzie Road,[50] Maurice Denham (1909–2002),[citation needed], Simon Ward (1941–2012). From 1886 to 1996, the club also staged the Kent Championships, an international tennis tournament, which featured many of the world's top players because it opened the grass-court season building up to The Championships at Wimbledon. The place-name 'Beckenham' is first attested in a Saxon charter of 862 as Biohhahema mearc. All state primary and intermediate schools in Christchurch (and New Zealand) are coeducational. State-integrated schools are former private schools with a special character based on a religious or philosophical belief that has been integrated into the state system under the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975. Of the estimated 2,600 or so schools identified, only 15 percent have archived any admission registers, school journals or inspectors’ reports since 1891 and fewer than 15 of all these schools opened since 1891 have a complete set in the archives. [9] After Cator died in 1806, his heirs became aware that an area in such relative close proximity to London was ripe for development, especially once the railway had arrived in 1857, and large villas began to be built around the new station. Natural History Courses We cover all aspects of the natural world for beginners, enthusiasts, volunteer recorders and professionals, including animals, plants, habitats and conservation. [12], In 1876 Beckenham Cemetery opened (originally Crystal Palace District Cemetery), located south the town in Elmers End.[13]. [44], The training ground for Premier League club Crystal Palace is located on Copers Cope Road. On 10 October 2013, the High Court ruled in favour of Phillipstown School and overruled the Minister's decision. Teen Parent Unit rolls are returned with their host school. 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New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, and Australian citizens) can be charged, although a donation is commonly requested. The South East London Green Chain, a long-distance footpath, crosses through Beckenham. [51] and Betty Box (1915–1999)[citation needed] and her brother Sydney (1907–1983),[citation needed] both film producers. Stand by as we reveal the Ten Best secondary schools in Beckenham using the Progress 8 score. Windsor School, state contributing primary at Burwood, merged with Burwood School in January 2014 to form Waitakiri Primary School. Beckenham is made up of 3 wards in the London Borough of Bromley: Clock House, Copers Cope, and Kelsey and Eden Park. [43], Swimmers from Beckenham Swimming Club, established in 1893, have gained medals in the 21st century at national and international levels. [32] The Beckenham Concert Band is a community wind band which has, over the last 35 years, raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities. Beckenham lies 1.7 miles (2.7 km) west of Bromley and 3.8 miles (6.1 km) north-east of Croydon. [5][23] The almshouses next to the church go back to 1694. Beckenham is served by several Transport for London buses that link the town with other areas including Bromley, Catford, Chislehurst, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Eltham, Lewisham, Orpington, Penge, West Wickham and Woolwich. [18], The area is part of an outcrop of London Clay and consists of many small hills. The next Update will be Wednesday Feb 17th. The "Buildings of England" Series, First Edition, Sir. It has a 13th-century lych gate that is thought to be one of the oldest in England. Beckenham Junction and Kent House have services into central London every 15 minutes, taking 13 minutes to Brixton and 21 minutes to London Victoria. A small stream, the River Beck (sometimes referred to as the Hawkesbrook), passes through the town before joining the Ravensbourne via the Pool River further north. Beckenham town centre is served by Beckenham Junction station, with further stations (Clock House, New Beckenham, Ravensbourne, Beckenham Hill and Kent House) serving the surrounding area. Free school meals/Pupil Premium payments are available to all eligible pupils attending Bromley maintained schools. Search for the latest graduate & entry level jobs to view and apply for with Guardian Jobs. Perfect for those looking for a new career fresh out of University.Guardian Jobs can help you get on the career ladder & find graduate jobs working with quality employers. In the case of Kimihia Parent's College, the host school is Linwood College. [24], Town churches include: Beckenham (/ ˈ b ɛ k ən ə m /) is a town in Greater London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley.It is located 8.4 miles (13.5 km) south-east of Charing Cross, situated north of Elmers End and Eden Park, east of Penge, south of Lower Sydenham and Bellingham, and west of Bromley and Shortlands.Its population at the 2011 census counted 46,844 inhabitants. State integrated schools charge "attendance dues" to cover the building and maintenance of school buildings, which are not owned by the government, but otherwise they like state schools cannot charge fees for tuition of domestic students but may request a donation. Housing and population growth has continued at a lesser pace since 1900. [45] Infant, junior and primary schools in Bromley. The survey in the present document is restricted to these three records. St Joseph's School, Barbadoes St, Christchurch. Peter Burrell, Baron Gwydir died in 1820 and his estates were purchased by the Hoare banking family and the Goodharts who purchased Langley. West Kent and the Weald. Beckenham has a non-League football club Beckenham Town F.C., which plays at Eden Park Avenue, and a Sunday league team, Beckenham Manor Football Club, which plays at Langley Sports Club. In addition, there are Methodist and Baptist churches; and the Roman Catholic church dedicated to St Edmund of Canterbury. The town's busy high street contains many restaurants and upmarket chains, as well as family-run independents, and the area has a good selection of well-performing schools. [citation needed] The Manor of Foxgrove was also broken up at some point; its name is commemorated in a local road. [31] Beckenham Theatre puts on amateur productions. The Municipal Borough of Beckenham came into being in 1935. Our Lady of Fatima School, state-integrated Catholic full primary in Mairehau – merged with St Paul's School in January 2016 to form St Francis of Assisi Catholic School. In common with the rest of Bromley, the largest borough of London by area, Beckenham has several pockets of recreational land which are a mixture of sports grounds, fishing ponds and parks. [11], Marian College is currently based in the spare capacity at. [citation needed] Former British Prime Minister John Major lived at West Oak in Beckenham with his wife Norma from 1974 to 1978.[47]. There are other open spaces in the town, including Croydon Road Recreation Ground and Kelsey Park. Its population at the 2011 census counted 46,844 inhabitants.[2]. Top Secondary Schools in Beckenham. Birch Grove School – closed and merged with Mairehau School, April 2004, Branston Intermediate, state intermediate at. The new Borough status reflected the growth of Beckenham in less than fifty years. Freeville School, state full primary in New Brighton, merged with Central New Brighton School and North New Brighton School in January 2015 to form Rawhiti School. The thirteen years of formal education are generally broken up into primary education (Years 1 to 8) and secondary education (Years 9 to 13). Private schools charge fees to its students for tuition, as do state and state integrated schools for tuition of international students. Beckenham Junction also provides services into London Bridge every 30 minutes, taking 35 minutes, and to Orpington every 15 minutes, taking 7 minutes to Bromley South and 17 minutes to Orpington. This page shows revised results data for pupils who completed key stage 4 in the summer of 2018. [2] Year 13 is the final year of formal education. The majority of state-integrated schools in Christchurch (and New Zealand) continue to be Catholic schools. The town has a number of places of worship. Unicorn Primary School, Creswell Drive, Off South Eden Park Road, BECKENHAM, BR3 3AL Tel: 020 8658 0282 | Fax: 020 8658 6948 Email: admin@unicorn.bromley.sch.uk Unicorn Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The River Ravensbourne flows northwards at the eastern side of the town, towards its confluence with the River Thames. Hawksbrook Lane South Eden Park Road Beckenham Kent, BR3 3FG 020 8639 5300 Email Get Directions Visit Website Registered Office: Langley Park School for Girls, Hawksbrook Lane, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BE It has GP, dental and other services available. 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