A statement from the Venerable Dr Paul Wright, Archdeacon of Bromley and Bexley and Chairman of the Board of Governors on behalf of St. Olave’s Grammar School and the Diocese of Rochester.

“Following an independent investigation commissioned by Bromley Borough Council, we welcome the report and fully accept its findings and recommendations.  We have already taken a number of proactive steps to address many of the issues raised, particularly around governance and student welfare.

Listening and working with parents, together with staff and students, has been key in making these improvements.  We know there is still work to be done and so we will continue to work with them, the Borough and the Diocese of Rochester as we seek to address any remaining actions.

This has undoubtedly been a difficult and challenging time for everyone within the school community.  We offer our gratitude to parents, students and staff, for their support, input and patience during this time, without which, we would not have been able to take the many positive steps forward that we have already been able to make. 

Our aim is always to support students to grow and flourish, and their personal welfare and educational success is paramount.  As we move forward, we believe there is much to look forward to as we continue to work together to build a positive future for the School.”

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