A new boys-only free school could be coming to Chislehurst.

Bullers Wood School for Girls announced today (June 24) it has permission to apply to set up the 11-16, four-form entry comprehensive, which would open in September 2016.

Deputy headteacher Deborah Carter is hoping the proposals are given the green light following a consultation evening next month.

The team behind the project says the application comes after parents complained there was a lack of single-sex education in the borough, and also mentioned an increasing demand for school places.

Headteacher Nick Cross said the school has been successful in joining a government development programme that looks to aid the creation of free schools, and is now looking for full approval. 

He added: “The staff and governors at Bullers Wood School for Girls believe that we will be meeting demand, created by a significant increase in need for school places within Bromley in the years ahead.”

A group in Crystal Palace was successful in applying to set up a free school alongside 38 others last week (June 20) and looks likely to open a free school in the area next year.

Bullers Wood School for Girls is one of 24 groups of teachers, parents, and charities to operate as part of a national development programme that looks to see more free schools created.

The consultation evening is set to take place on Thursday July 10 at 7.30pm.