Girls at a school in Beckenham have been praised for their "exceptional examination results" after their school achieved an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating.

Harris Girls Academy Bromley, located in Lennard Road, Beckenham, was given the highest rating following an Ofsted inspection on March 12 and 13.

The secondary academy caters to 1,110 girls aged between 11 and 18, including 156 mixed-gender pupils in the school's sixth-form.

Inspectors found that Harris Girls Academy pupils are "successful" and play a "full part in its caring community".

In the full Ofsted report published on May 13, inspectors said: "The way in which pupils’ character is developed is exceptional.

"They are taught to empathise with others, and for many this leads to their involvement in community service."

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The report added: "Pupils work hard and ask for help when needed, because they are keen to meet the high expectations [of the school]."

Teachers were praised for their strong subject expertise, as well as for their support system for pupils, and quick identification of areas where students needed help.

Inspectors said: "The work pupils produce shows a deep understanding of their learning."

The curriculum was commended not only for its breadth, but for the scope it offered the students.

From mathematics and English to music, the curriculum incorporated a broad array of subjects designed to build on students' cultural knowledge and understanding, alongside their core education.

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The commitment displayed by the school towards their students' and staff welfare was another highlight of the report.

Inspectors found that "teachers and staff at the school feel well looked after and proud of the community they serve" and that pupils "feel safe here".

In terms of post-school opportunities, the academy was praised by Ofsted for its diverse careers programme.

Inspectors noted that the strong careers programme helped all pupils explore their opportunities, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The watchdog added that "pupils, including those with SEND, can explore opportunities they wish to pursue without barriers".

The report also highlighted various successful initiatives such as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for Year 9 students and various programmes in which students learn additional languages, join film clubs, or take part in music bands.

Throughout the Ofsted report, the Harris Girls Academy's "exceptional" results were often mentioned, and special note was made of their work preparing students for their future careers.

As such, inspectors concluded by mentioning what the school's alumni have gone on to achieve, saying: "Some pupils have gone on to train as midwives.

"Others study medicine at university or become apprentices with established employers."