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"Outstanding" Bromley school to set up free school in 2016

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 June 2014

A Bromley school given "outstanding" status by Ofsted is delighted after gaining a place on a national programme to set up a free school.

Bullers Wood School for Girls, St Nicholas Lane, Chislehurst, is aiming to set up Bullers Wood School for Boys from September 2016.

The school will be a four-form entry school for 11 to 16 year olds and the Sixth form will be shared with the girls’ school.

The school is one of 24 groups to have successfully applied for a place on the national Development Programme designed to support people who want to set up new free schools.

Nick Cross, Headteacher of Bullers Wood School, said: “We are delighted to have been successful in our application to join the programme. The staff and Governors at Bullers Wood School for Girls, believe that we will be meeting demand, created by a significant increase in need for school places within Bromley in the years ahead.”

Natalie Evans, Director of the New Schools Network, said: “The Development Programme has been designed to help support each group in turning their vision of a great new school a reality, and I am delighted to be welcoming Bullers Wood School onto the programme. We look forward to working with them as they develop their plans in more detail and work with their local community to gather support for their proposed new school.”

There will be an information evening at Bullers Wood School on July 10 at 7.30pm to discuss the plans further.

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