Parents and residents have praised plans to revamp the front entrance and courtyard of a school in Bromley to make it "safer" and "more accessible."

Bromley High School For Girls, an independent school located in Blackbrook Lane, Bickley, has submitted plans to Bromley Council for major changes to the main entrance and internal courtyard area between the junior and senior school buildings.

The planning application, validated on April 30, was filed by the school's trust, Girls Day School Trust (GDST).

Refurbishment plans for the front entrance include changes to the car par and drop-off area to improve pedestrian access, and the creation of an access ramp leading to the main reception.

The extensive proposals also mention the demolition of existing boundary walls to make way for new fencing integrated with artwork and signs, changes to the road layout and markings, and the installation of three new cycle shelters and an external locker shelter.

The central courtyard will also undergo a major upgrade under the plans.

These include new paving, seating, a series of small outdoor learning spaces, and a flexible central social space.

Bromley High School For Girls also hopes to construct a covered walkway to connect the junior and senior schools, as well as four classroom gardens for the junior school and a growing area for pupils.

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Residents and parents have come out in support of the plans.

One parent said: "As a parent of a girl attending the school, I fully support this planning proposal that will massively improve the flow of cars, benefiting the local residents from decreased congestion.

"The disabled access will obviously be a plus in terms of making the school accessible to everyone."

A second parent added: "The plans laid out will all greatly enhance the school, make it safer for the children coming into and leaving school, as well as more comfortable when they're having to go between the buildings in bad weather."

Another parent simply called the plans "fantastic".

A Bromley resident said: "The refreshed frontage will enhance the general appearance of the school to the benefit of local residents.

"It is also clear that the access design improves pupil and visitor safety.

"I strongly support."

Bromley High School For Girls' plans currently have more than 25 comments of support and no objections.

A final decision on whether to approve the plans is set to be made by Bromley Council on June 25.