Well done to the 36 students that took part in the IET Faraday Challenge. They had a day filled with hands-on engineering and active learning. Congratulations everyone!


Check out the Spring edition of our HGABR school newsletter showcasing the latest events and fantastic abilities and achievements of our students!


Years 8 to 13 attended the HGABR Bromley Ambition careers fair where they met employers from different sectors including finance, healthcare, retail and the arts as well as colleges and universities.


Thank you to all the 75 volunteers who gave their time so generously to support our students as they think about their future options.


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Phil shares his love for reading and writing and talks about the reasons he wrote ‘When the Sky Falls’. He will also talk about his new novel to be published next month ‘While the Storm Rages.


Bromley Libraries are continuing their digital programme of 'Meet the Author' which is shown on their Facebook page. This Sat at on…, you can hear from Phil Earle, author of the shortlisted Carnegie title: When the Sky Falls.


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To all our community please do have a great day. Whether celebrating Eid or enjoying the time just to catch up with family and friends.


Thank you for coming and talking to our students


Thank you for coming and sharing with our students


Our GCSE dancers keeping positive and big smiles in their revision session! Mrs Abbott and Miss Dent are proud of you keep it up!


Would you like free revision sources? Use our Reading Cloud and sign in to access a plethora of approved websites: and also the British Library -


If anyone would like to volunteer at a Bromley borough library this summer, please email the following address: srcvolunteers.ORG Bromley Libraries Children’s Team


HGABR have teamed up with to offer new enrichment activities for our students. Today our girls tested their strength, resilience and focus with professional boxing coaches.


Look what a very lovely parent donated to us today!


On Monday 28th March our Vice Principal Mr Sherwin was amongst staff from across the education sector invited to Downing Street in recognition for their work both during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.


We are delighted that Mr Sherwin has been recognised for all of his work throughout the pandemic and for his continued dedication to the academy.


Year 12 students are thoroughly enjoying their employability mentoring sessions with Nestle.

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Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato  

Our vision is that each student can develop and master the three pillars of musicianship.

  • The ‘technical’ pillar. This is the development that is necessary for pupils to translate their intentions successfully into sound. This will involve instrumental playing, singing and music technology.  
  • The ‘constructive’ pillar. This refers to knowledge of how musical components come together both analytically and in the creative process.  
  • The ‘expressive’ pillar. This focuses on the more indefinable aspects of music: quality, meaning and creativity.  

We also offer a large variety of high-quality enrichment opportunities including: 

  • Individual instrumental tuition on keyboards, woodwind, strings, vocals, guitar and percussion  
  • Woodwind, percussion, keyboard and vocal ensembles  
  • Projects with outside providers such as ArtsTrain and Bromley Youth Music Trust

Music surrounds us on an hour-by-hour basis, whether through active or passive listening. In demystifying the language of music, all our pupils will have all the tools necessary to broaden their sonic interests, deepen their tonal palette and bolster their understanding of music and its place in the world around them.

For those students that then develop an aptitude for music, the curriculum supports their preparation for further study at colleges and several of our students pursue music beyond GCSE study. 

Curriculum plan - further details of the curriculum can be found in the curriculum plan below.

Textbooks and useful resources

  • What to Listen for in Music – A. Copeland
  • The Rest is Noise –  A. Ross


  • Musicophilia – O. Sacks

Key Stage 3

  • Big Star Fallin ’Mama: Five Women in Black Music – H. Jones
  • History of Music – S. Moore


Curriculum Plan - Music 10th Jun 2021 Download
Music Careers 25th Nov 2021 Download