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. Since September 2014 primary pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have received free school meals automatically but it is still necessary for parents of these pupils, who receive one or more of the qualifying benefits listed below, to complete a Free School … Its population at the 2011 census counted 46,844 inhabitants.[2]. It has been the breeding ground of England internationals Derek Underwood and Richard Ellison, and most recently Kent County captain Robert Key. 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. The new Borough status reflected the growth of Beckenham in less than fifty years. 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. There are also three other Anglican churches in the town: All Saints Church; Holy Trinity Church; and St James at Elmers End. Thomas Pelham Dale SSC, an Anglo-Catholic clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s. [11], Marian College is currently based in the spare capacity at. It has a 13th-century lych gate that is thought to be one of the oldest in England. John Newman. [31] Beckenham Theatre puts on amateur productions. 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The Kelsey Estate contained a mansion, built in 1835 to replace an earlier Medieval structure, though it was itself demolished in 1921 and the grounds turned into Kelsey Park. 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. Woolston School, state full primary school in Woolston, merged with Phillipstown School in January 2015 to form Te Waka Unua School. 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. A third merger between Lyttelton Main School and Lyttelton West School took effective on 5 May 2014. North New Brighton School, state full primary in New Brighton, merged with Freeville School and Central New Brighton School in January 2015 to form Rawhiti School. The town has a number of places of worship. St Paul's School, state-integrated Catholic full primary in Dallington – school site was red-zoned after 2011 earthquake and temporarily moved to Edgeware; merged with Our Lady of Fatima School in January 2016 to form St Francis of Assisi Catholic School. [19], Despite its leafy image, Beckenham's close proximity to Central London and generous provision of transport links, make Beckenham a good business location. In addition, Parata announced changes to some schools in the Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts. [1] Most schools are large urban schools based in the city of Christchurch itself, including some of the largest in the country, with several small rural primary schools and a combined primary/secondary school on Banks Peninsula. Richmond School, state contributing primary at, Sacred Heart College, opened 1959, amalgamated with Xavier College in 1987 to form. Both Cator Park and Beckenham Place Park form part of the Chain. [5][23] The almshouses next to the church go back to 1694. [44], The training ground for Premier League club Crystal Palace is located on Copers Cope Road. Beckenham is made up of 3 wards in the London Borough of Bromley: Clock House, Copers Cope, and Kelsey and Eden Park. The settlement is referred to as Bacheham in the Domesday Book of 1086, and in the Textus Roffensis as Becceham. This page was last edited on 23 February 2021, at 06:46. 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. [citation needed] A Roman camp was sited here, and a Roman road, the London to Lewes Way passed through the district.[7][8]. St Joseph's School, Barbadoes St, Christchurch. St. George's Church (W. Gibbs Bartleet, 1885–1887), St. Barnabas on Oakhill Road (A. Stenning & H. Hall, 1878 or 1884), Christ Church, Fairfield Road (Blashill & Hayward, 1876), St. Edmund's Catholic Church, Village Way (J. P’Hanlon Hughes, 1937), St. James, St. James’ Avenue (A.R. [citation needed] Boxer David Haye, WBA champion, moved to Beckenham in 2010. Bromley infant, junior and primary schools. On 10 October 2013, the High Court ruled in favour of Phillipstown School and overruled the Minister's decision. For other uses, see, The former Three Tuns pub (now a restaurant), with David Bowie plaque. Beckenham Hospital, now called Beckenham Beacon,[41] following redevelopment, is a minor treatment centre and an outstation to Princess Royal Hospital in Farnborough for outpatient services. [4] The name is thought to derive from Beohha's homestead (Beohha + ham in Old English). Beckenham was, until the coming of the railway in 1857, a small village, with most of its land being rural and private parkland. 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. In the world of politics and governance, these include the colonial administrator George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland (1784–1849),[citation needed] politician and diplomat William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland (1745–1814),[citation needed] Admiral of the Royal Navy Sir Peircy Brett (1709–1781),[citation needed] CSgt Frank Bourne of Rorke's Drift (who lived at 16 King's Hall Road, Beckenham and is buried in Beckenham Cemetery),[citation needed] eminent judge Wilfred Greene, 1st Baron Greene (1883–1952 – born at 8 Fox Grove Road)[citation needed] and Fr. St Joseph's School, Lyttelton, closed January 2009. [33] It caters for amateur wind and brass musicians and performs locally during the winter months and across London and the South East during the summer.[33]. John Barwell Cator and his family began the leasing and selling of land for the building of villas which led to a rapid increase in population, between 1850 and 1900, from 2,000 to 26,000. Latest Covid-19 information is at https://tennis.kiwi/covid-19/ Private schools charge fees to its students for tuition, as do state and state integrated schools for tuition of international students. [42], Beccehamians RFC, a rugby union club founded in 1933, plays competitive rugby at Sparrows Den, at the bottom of Corkscrew Hill near West Wickham. It has GP, dental and other services available. [citation needed], The former Beckenham Technical Institute, dating in 1898 and now listed at grade II[53], Beckenham War Memorial,[54] with the Odeon cinema in the background[55], The Drive, a residential street off the High Street, with St Edmund's RC Church in the distance, This article is about the town in London, England. 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 [18], The area is part of an outcrop of London Clay and consists of many small hills. Most schools are large urban schools based in the city of Christchurch itself, including some of the largest in the country, with several small rural primary schools and a combined primary/secondary school on Banks … [16], In 1965, as part of the creation of the Greater London Council, the Borough council was disbanded and Beckenham came under control of the newly constituted London Borough of Bromley. Primary School Trips. Free school meals/Pupil Premium payments are available to all eligible pupils attending Bromley maintained schools. 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). There are also composite schools which cover both primary and secondary education. In addition, there are Methodist and Baptist churches; and the Roman Catholic church dedicated to St Edmund of Canterbury. Birch Grove School – closed and merged with Mairehau School, April 2004, Branston Intermediate, state intermediate at. [22] It was extensively rebuilt, at the end of the 19th century, but an earlier building dates back to 1100. Beckenham is also one of the main locations of the novel The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), by Hanif Kureishi. [citation needed] The Manor of Foxgrove was also broken up at some point; its name is commemorated in a local road. 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. Writers include Enid Blyton who lived at 95 Chaffinch Road from 1897 to 1903,[48] Walter de la Mare, who lived at 195 Mackenzie Road,[49] and A.L. Stand by as we reveal the Ten Best secondary schools in Beckenham using the Progress 8 score. Brewer's Britain and Ireland, compiled by John Ayto and Ian Crofton. [24], Town churches include: The survey in the present document is restricted to these three records. 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. [45] [2] Year 13 is the final year of formal education. Beckenham is the headquarters to Capita Registrars Limited who provide share registration services for more than half of the UK's quoted companies, Proper Records,[20] the UK's biggest independent music distributor, and Vizual a leading HR software developer. The most noteworthy musician associated with the area would be David Bowie (1947–2016), who lived at 42 Southend Road from 1969 to 1973. In June 1968, the club held the world's first "open" grass-court tournament - one month after the sport became open to amateur and professional players - with Australians Fred Stolle and Margaret Court winning the singles titles. Barker (1918–2002). [6] Wide roads and large gardens epitomised these properties, often built by developers who acquired land from the Cators. [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]. [14] To the north lies the New Beckenham area, essentially a residential suburb of Beckenham proper. Beckenham Cricket Club plays at Foxgrove Road, a former first-class cricket ground. The rolls given here are those provided by the Ministry of Education, and are based on figures from November 2020. They were established in the early 1970s as a response to the near-collapse of the country's then private Catholic school system, which had run into financial difficulties. During 2013, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced a multitude of proposed changes to the state school network in Christchurch. New Beckenham and Clock House have services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Waterloo East, London Cannon Street and Hayes. Beckenham (/ˈbɛkənəm/) is a town in Greater London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley. 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. Beckenham Town Centre Management coordinates business interests in the town.[17]. 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. 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). Beckenham lies 1.7 miles (2.7 km) west of Bromley and 3.8 miles (6.1 km) north-east of Croydon. 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. With the arrival of the Normans, the Manor of Beckenham took on added importance, controlling much of what is modern Beckenham, with other areas covered by the estates of Foxgrove Manor, Kelsey and Langley. Xavier College, opened 1945, amalgamated with Sacred Heart College in 1987 to form. [30] However, in June 2013, Phillipstown School asked the High Court for a judicial review, claiming Parata had acted illegally and made errors in her decision to close and merge the school. There is also a walk starting in Cator Park, going down the High Street, through Kelsey Park, then Croydon Road Recreation Ground and back to Cator Park. The principal secondary schools in Beckenham are Harris Academy Beckenham (formerly Kelsey Park Sports College), Harris Academy Bromley (formerly Cator Park School),[34] and the two Langley Park schools: for boys[35] and for girls. The beginning of its growth began after 1825 when the estates of John Cator and Peter Burrell, Baron Gwydir began to be developed. [25], Strictly defined to its historic parish area translated to today's modern wards of the United Kingdom, Beckenham covers four such wards, however as a post town it contains more than 82,000 people as at the 2011 census. Years 7 and 8 may be taken at a primary school, secondary school, or a separate intermediate school. 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. Ko Tako Reo residential campus and support centre. 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