BULLERS WOOD FOR BOYS WILL OPEN IN TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION SEPTEMBER 2018
The ESFA have just approved funding for the school to open in September 2018 in the old DHSS building on the corner of Westmoreland Road and Mason’s Hill in Bromley South. The building is owned by the ESFA and was previously used as temporary accommodation for Harris Beckenham primary school but we understand that it may nonetheless need planning approval.
The site is identified in the Council’s draft local plan for education use and was subject to a planning application last year for a 10 storey secondary school, known as the SHaW Futures Academy, which was refused. Work will now start apace to get the buildings ready for September.
Whilst the temporary site is not without its issues and certainly the proposal for a permanent high rise school there was inappropriate, Bromley Lib Dems are relieved that a temporary solution has been found for Bullers Wood which avoids the need for bulge classes and keeps the school alive for the 180 boys and their families who so passionately fought for it. This is an achievement by a group of determined, resolute and imaginative parents and their supporters and we applaud them.
Much work now must be done to achieve planning permission for the School’s permanent site on St Hugh’s playing fields as soon as possible but for now we celebrate with the school, the boys and their families. Congratulations on your new school!