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Langley Park School for Girls

Langley Park School for Girls (also known as Langley Park Girls' School) is a girls' secondary school in Beckenham in the London Borough of Bromley, with a mixed-sex sixth form.

The school motto is "Ad Rem Mox Nox", which roughly translates as "Time is Short, Get to Work" or more specifically "Get it done before nightfall".

It is a DfES Designated Technology College.

The head teacher is J. E. Sage.

Houses

The school is split into four houses in which each girl will be assigned before they officially join. The houses are: Gamma, Sigma, Lamda and Kappa. The houses compete in a variety of event such as the interform hockey/dance/netball tournaments throughout the year. The houses also go against each other on sports day although a larger emphasis is on forms themselves.

History

The building in Lennard Road was completed in 1914, but was used as a military hospital during World War I. The school opened on September 28 1919 as Beckenham County School for Girls with 153 pupils aged from 8 years and 10 teachers. The first headmistress was Miss E.M. Fox. A few years later, an association for ex-pupils was formed, called the Adremian Association. In 1945, the name was changed to The County Grammar School for Girls, and in 1955 to Beckenham Grammar School for Girls. The current name was adopted in 1968.

Headmistresses

  • Miss E.M. Fox 1919-1944
  • Miss Henshaw 1944-1964
  • Miss Chreseson 1964-1967
  • Mrs. P. Molnar 1967-1973
  • Miss Grimsey (Mrs. Scales from 1977) 1973-1978
  • Mrs. Herzmark 1979-1993
  • Miss J.E. Sage 1993-

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