Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Bromley

How do I find out what schools are available around Bromley? 

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk. You simply enter your location, perhaps Bromley, or another location and select primary schools or secondary schools. All the information parents need all there in percentages!

You could also try the paid for websites like www.schoolguide.co.uk . This one is quite cheap and you can pay monthly.

This is of course just the very first stage in selecting a school. You will to need see the videos on this page before even thinking of visiting the shortlist of schools on your list.

How do I find the state school catchment area in or around Bromley? 
If you just need to know your school catchment area try www.admissionsday.co.uk .If you are looking for exhaustive information on the schools as well go to www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk

How do I find out how good a school is?
You will absolutely have to visit the school. However, do look at the video below. For armed is to be fore warned!

Nursery Schools

What's the difference between nursery and preschool? 
Preschools usually work around a formal curriculum and trained teachers - making them a little more expensive! Nursery schools are usually a more relaxed learning environment and more flexible enrolment terms. They are also cheaper and vary greatly.

What age is a preschooler? Ages up to 4 is considered preschooler with toddlers are 1 - 3 year old bracket. Basically 4-year-old are not 'toddling' around any more and so are no longer toddlers!

What does preschool mean? A preschool, or nursery school, is a pre-primary school, or play school for early childhood education. Preschool is for children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. 

Is Pre K considered preschool? Pre K schools are pre-kindergartens.

This page should help you answer these school finding questions!


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for BR1
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Bromley

Christ Church Pre-School

Carey Scutt Scout Hall, Plaistow Lane, Bromley, Kent BR1 3AR, UK – 020 8249 2670

Although our son attended the setting for a relatively short period of time, his experience there was very rewarding and contributed to his social growth and skills development. The manager is competent with confidence and mature judgment. Staff are caring and friendly. The place is ALWAYS clean and tidy. The two owners are closely connected with their business, one of the owners is always there, available for questions and ready to help. GREAT PRESCHOOL Yasmine & Ted

This is by far the best preschool to enrol your child in Bromley. My daughters have been there for 2years now. They have both developed so much in learning and also in confidence. The teachers are amazing, always ready to listen to you and give advice if you have any questions or issue. My older daughter aged 4 now reads all by herself. I'm so grateful I chose this school for her foundation years. Beauty xx

Beckenham Montessori Pre-school Within United Reform Church

Oakhill Road, Beckenham BR3 6NQ, UK – 020 8650 0110

Fantastic pre school, All the staff are so lovely, helpful and supportive, of both children and parents and have genuine affection and enthusiasm for the children and their achievements. My child loves going there.

Bromley Pre-School & Day Nursery

124 College Rd, Bromley BR1 3PF, UK – 020 8466 1585

I'd love to say a massive thank you to all the amazing people at Bromley Asquith Nursery. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with you all. The detail and hard work you put in everyday is remarkable , I cannot praise enough the professionalsim all staff have towards each other as well as the children. I shall definitely miss you all . Wishing you all a good rest of the year. Siobhan X

After School Care

Building Blocks Day Care

59 Daneby Rd, London SE6 2QF, UK – 020 8461 1181

What a fabulous place, my girls were so happy and the staff are amazing.

Very good

Elmes Homecare Ltd

73 Barnfield Wood Rd, Beckenham BR3 6ST, UK – 0800 009 6926

When I fell over on the Bromley South railway station platform, it came to me in a flash that old age needs management! Since then after several falls and nearly a month in hospital, I became acutely aware that I needed help and support in a professional way. I came out of hospital lacking in confidence and I had the good fortune of being introduced to Elmes Homecare by the Chaplain here at Bromley College, which has been caring for retired clergy since 1666! As one does, I immediately had rapport with the Registered manager and his deputy and I instantly knew that this was the care company for me. Since then I have been totally happy and impressed with the level of care I receive from Elmes Homecare and the team. I have no hesitation in recommending Elmes Homecare to anyone who needs professional help and support in their needs. All of them go the extra mile and nothing is too much trouble. A wonderful company.

Elmes is a top quality care agency which offers everything under one umbrella. Nothing is ever to much to ask and I cannot thank them enough for your care and support through hard times. Highly recommended to anyone who is needing help within their own home.

Bickley Park School (Nursery and Pre-Prepatory Department)

14 Page Heath Ln, Bromley BR1 2DS, UK – 020 8467 2195

This school gives brilliant opportunities To boys and the teachers are really helpful It inspires boys to do there best by bringing in famous people like ash randall Five stars keep it up bickley

Amazing school. Top class.

Choosing a school around Bromley. This is an Australian video but has some really good Tips!

Bromley Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Bromley

Independent Schools for Bromley - private preparatory and senior schools. Prep schools age 8 yrs to 11yrs or 13 yrs. Senior schools age 11yrs or 13 yrs to 18yrs. Some independent schools have a pre-prep department (age 3 to 8yrs) as well as prep and senior schools. Independent schools can be co-educational or single sex.

Best Bromley Secondary Schools -

Ravensbourne Secondary School

Hayes Ln, Bromley BR2 9EH, UK – 020 8460 0083

It is a nice school so many great opportunities for your children to do

Very happy with this school and currently have 2 children attending. So many great opportunities for children of all abilities. I am impressed with many aspects. If you have doubted this school please visit on open days and you may well change your opinion. No one is paid to give good reviews (to the person who wrote remark without reasonable explanation).

Sedgehill School

Sedgehill School, Sedgehill Rd, London SE6 3QN, UK – 020 8698 8911

Im going to be a new student and just to say it is amazing i love the teachers there and i cant wait to start my first day of yr7

Bonus Pastor Catholic College Secondary

Winlaton Rd, London BR1 5PZ, UK – 020 8695 2100

Do the school actually read theses because if they don’t (help the teachers are pod people who want to steal our vital organs), if they do the school is good.

Good school went there can tell you the teachers are really kind

Independent Schools

Bishop Challoner Independent School

228 Bromley Rd, Bromley BR2 0BS, UK – 020 8460 3546

Both my children have attended Bishop Challoner since the Nursery. My son has chosen to stay on in the sixth form in September and my daughter is in year 8 of senior school. They are both very happy at the school and have never experienced any problems. I would recommend this school to any one who wants a caring, nurturing environment for their child to thrive in.

I don't recognise the negative comments below. Our daughter has attended the school since Year 7 and will be leaving this year after A Levels. She has thrived there. It's a wonderful, nurturing environment and I would recommend it to anyone.

Breaside Preparatory School

41, 43 Orchard Rd, Bromley BR1 2PR, UK – 020 8460 0916

Great school

Bromley High School

Blackbrook Lane, Bromley BR1 2TW, UK – 020 8781 7000

I go there to play netball and the equipment is very good

Prestigious secondary school.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for BR1 2PR . LEA primary schools age 4yrs (the year in which a child is 5) to 11yrs. Secondary schools age 11yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs. Each school has a local catchment area.

Primary Schools

Clare House Primary School

Overbury Ave, Beckenham BR3 6PY, UK – 020 8658 4633

I love the chare house and my kids enjoy a lot

Lovely school and great Teaching staff. The Principal has great vision and takes personal care of the students. Our son was fortunate to study here for his Primary education.

Southborough Primary School

342 Southborough Ln, Bromley BR2 8AA, UK – 020 8467 2343

Best pre school in bromley. I sent 2 children to this pre school.. years apart and still most of the same staff were still there....its extremely well run with the most amazing staff, which are always approachable.


Coopers Lane Primary School

Pragnell Rd, London SE12 0LF, UK – 020 8857 7680

All my three children went to Cooper lane school i had no problem with them

I went to this school and I have to say it is the best. I love it so much,please send your child to this place and when they come back home they will be full of imagination. 😲❤️

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Click for the full database of OFSTED's inspection reports - check out schools in BR1 or anywhere in the country.
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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Bromley for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

Special Needs Schools around you

Drumbeat School

Roundtable Rd, Bromley BR1 5LE, UK – 020 8698 9738

Watergate School

Lushington Rd, Bellingham, London SE6 3WG, UK – 020 8695 6555

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Website with facility to search for many different kinds of special needs schools and links to lots of support groups.  Find a special needs school near Bromley or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for BR1 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Bromley which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Community Education Lewisham

333-335 Baring Rd, London SE12 0DZ, UK – 020 8314 3300

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Astley Centre

39 Magpie Hall La, Bromley BR2 8ED, UK – 020 8467 2732

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

44A Wickham Way, Beckenham BR3 3AF, UK – 020 8402 3226

Language Schools for Bromley

Language schools for BR1. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Bromley

Private Tuition for BR1
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Private Tutors

Geek School Tutoring - Catford

Goldsmiths Community Centre, Castillon Rd, London SE6 1QD, UK – 020 8658 3239

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