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Hurstmere School is a popular, non-selective secondary academy for boys aged 11-16 situated in Sidcup, a district in the borough of Bexley.
Our school is an inclusive place of learning that celebrates and welcomes diversity. Every member of our community is known, cared for and valued for the contribution they make.

We aim to provide the very best possible educational experience for every single one of our students.

We all work hard to provide this through:

  • Having the highest possible academic expectations of all Hurstmere boys
     
  • Having high behavioural expectations of the entire school community
     
  • Firing students’ imagination and developing an aspiration and a work ethic that will enable learners to achieve their ambitions.
     
  • Providing a wide range of opportunities for students to learn in a safe, supportive, creative, happy environment
     
  • Working together with others inside and outside the school to meet our aims.


We believe that it is essential that school is a challenging, inspirational and transformational experience. We also believe that it must support parents in providing a moral framework for learners to live their lives by and that students perform to their best abilities when they feel supported, confident and happy.

We are enormously proud of our academic, sporting and cultural successes, however we are proudest of the fact that parents tell us that their sons are happy here and that they enjoy coming to school.

In addition to academic success, we also place extremely high value on the development of character; responsibility, ambition, honesty, confidence, compassion and courage. This is targeted through a wide range of Learning for Life and extra-curricular opportunities, in tandem with the regular school curriculum..

The school has a large site with dedicated areas for each subject, including science laboratories, spacious technology workshops, computer suites and superb sports facilities.

Hurstmere School hosts the School Games programme for the whole of the Borough of Bexley, having recently agreed to a request by the Youth Sports Trust to add the Northern half of the borough to our very successful and long-established School Games Network. The School Games is used to drive whole school improvement, supporting schools to develop cross curricular links, increase physical activity, and develop young people’s personal and social skills, general well-being and raising standards across the school.