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Welcome to Townley Grammar School, an academically selective and socially responsible girls’ school with a coeducational Sixth Form.

Education should inspire students to value learning for its own sake: to take joy from the pursuit of ideas and the struggle to understand. Townley students learn in a stimulating environment where teachers understand how to challenge and where the range of extracurricular opportunities is vast and varied. We are an exceptional school, rated outstanding by Ofsted, and highly commended by the DfE for our leading-edge character education provision.

It is through the pursuit of the arts, coupled with academic rigour that our students fully flourish; this is facilitated through our specialisms in the Performing & Visual Arts, as well as Maths and Computing.

It is our responsibility to draw out our students’ talents, to extend their potential and to develop their personal qualities. Our school values resonate in everything we do; our vision is of leading a learning community fostering academic, emotional and physical confidence. We aim to cultivate resilience, courage and compassion; to enhance communication skills; to embrace creativity, and to promote a progressive and outward-looking mentality so that our students are well prepared to make a real difference in their community.

Nevita Pandya BSc (Hons),


The Townley Grammar School Vision

Here at Townley, we view education as a creative process.

Our vision is of leading a learning community fostering academic, emotional and physical confidence. Creating inspirational learners who have the courage to take risks and the wisdom to learn from their mistakes.

An education at Townley Grammar School is a privilege but also a great responsibility. Ultimately we are judged not just by our qualifications but by our qualities so together with first-class academic qualifications students at Townley become responsible citizens with a social conscience, able to lead others and act as change agents for a better society.

Everyone should have the opportunity to be extraordinary and through our bold and inspiring curriculum, we enable our students to let their dreams power their futures. By fuelling the imagination of our students, we light a fire that will burn bright throughout their lives.


  • To inspire and challenge our students through providing outstanding teaching, rich opportunities for learning, and encouragement and support for each individual.
  • To create a school community that fosters academic, emotional and physical confidence and where students develop the courage to take risks and the wisdom to learn from their mistakes.
  • To encourage in pupils a sense of dignity, integrity, responsibility and self-esteem.
  • To educate students to be mature, confident, articulate and caring individuals who grow into responsible citizens with a social conscience, able to lead others and act as change agents for a better society.
  • To provide students with first-class academic qualifications and help them to acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills to succeed within the world in which they will live.
  • To encourage all pupils to have an open mind, a desire to be challenged and a respect for learning, each other and our environment.
  • To develop students who are reflective and resourceful with a passion for learning.
  • To use the power of creativity and performance to support our students in their emotional development and creative potential.
  • To provide an outstanding education based on excellent and imaginative lessons, combining academic rigour with modern technology and creative techniques.
  • To balance good order and discipline with the motivational power of praise and celebration.

Odyssey Trust for Education

Our vision for the Odyssey Trust for Education

We believe that by working together, pooling our resources, expertise and assets, we are ready to make a difference to the lives and education of young people living locally.

As well as strong strategic leadership, effective governance and the security of financial stability, we will establish access to a range of excellent central services and economies of scale through pooled resources.

The MAT derives its name from the classical poem by Homer, referenced in the Tennyson poem “Ulysses” which describes the journey home of Odysseus after the Trojan war.

He and his crew overcome many difficulties and challenges and the motto of the proposed MAT is taken from the poem:

“one equal temper of heroic hearts”

We believe that a high performing Grammar School can have a positive influence on students in the wider area. By supporting the education of students in a non-selective setting, as well as applying successful professional development, training and recruitment procedures, we can have a lasting and sustainable impact on the lives and life chances of young people in Bexley and potentially beyond.

Townley Grammar School has been successful in supporting social mobility for its students and aspires to extend this to a wider group of disadvantaged young people through providing rich learning experiences, extensive extra curricular opportunities and aspirational goals for the students of both schools.

Together we can successfully overcome the challenges that all schools face and our students’ educational journeys can be the foundation for life long and life wide achievement.

We are ambitious for our students and believe that ambition is best served by collaboration and mutual endeavour.

To find out more about Odyssey Trust for Education please click here.

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