Centenary brings old Bromley schools together for a game of rugby

As part of Bickley Park School’s centenary celebrations pupils enjoyed playing a rugby tournament against schools that previously had been located in the Bromley area.

Amesbury, a prep school which is now in Guildford, Surrey, moved from the same road as Bickley Park shortly after the end of the First World War.

St Hugh’s, which is now based in Oxfordshire, left the Bromley area at the beginning of the Second World War.

Forty boys took part in a rugby tournament at Saracens ground, Allianz Park, in North London, which is roughly equidistant between the three schools.

Amesbury School still retains an association with the area as the name of the Headmaster’s house is ‘Bickley’, and two of the Centenary brings old Bromley schools together for a game of rugbyfour houses at St Hugh’s school are called ‘Chislehurst’ and ‘Bickley’.

Head of Sport at Bickley Park School, Alastair Hyslop, said: “The boys loved playing in this tournament as it is a fixture list that dates back to the earliest days of the school’s history. It was a real privilege to mark our centenary year with a memorable match in such a unique setting.”

For more information on Bickley Park School please visit www.bickleyparkschool.co.uk.