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Driven by a determination to create welcoming schools for the local community, where every person thrives, makes excellent progress and succeeds.

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It is a great honour to lead this extraordinary school of committed staff and motivated students.

I have received the warmest welcome since joining in January 2022 and have seen first-hand the hard work, mutual respect and passion demonstrated by all as we value and encourage the potential and ambitions of each and every member of our school community.

Our students take centre stage throughout their seven-year journey with us; from Year 7 to our popular sixth form. Our transition and induction programmes throughout the key stages are first-rate as we work together with staff and parents to discover and nurture each young person’s individual skills, talents and abilities. Our goal is to develop our students’ learning power so they become resilient, respectful, resourceful, responsible and reflective – these are our school values.

We are a thriving, industrious and fully comprehensive school with a rich history, on an exceptional campus. We are located in the heart of Bromley within extensive 22 acre grounds. Our buildings are historical, some Grade II listed dating back to 1911, with modern and contemporary additions including a dedicated sixth form block, sports facilities and a TV studio.

We have an outstanding offer and student experience both in terms of the strong and broad curriculum, cultural enrichment and leadership opportunities. Our focus is on the whole child ensuring that students are committed, engaged and confident, prepared to think both critically and creatively; learning the skills required to live in a global economy.

Our teachers are creative, skilful, dedicated and enthusiastic professionals who are ambitious and aspirational for our students. The curriculum and learning journeys, coupled with the vast enrichment opportunities and our excellent facilities and resources, provide the key ingredients for academic excellence and personal development on offer to every student.

We encourage and inspire all our students through our Latin school motto: “Dum cresco spero“ translated for our students “to be the best you can be”. As we create an environment where everything is possible and within our reach, it is important that we always believe that our dreams and hopes for the future are realistic and attainable.

Find out more about The Ravensbourne School by exploring our website and for an even better experience come and visit. Our students and staff are excited to meet you as together we charter new adventures where everything is possible when you work hard and show drive, commitment and dedication.

Mr M Ridley