About Us / Academy Admissions


A Warm Welcome

Our school is a popular, non-selective secondary academy for boys aged 11 – 16, serving the local community of Sidcup. Hurstmere School is a special place, with a strong sense of community and a determination to succeed in all that we do.

Our vision is for our students to 'Believe and Achieve'; to be the best that they can be.  By promoting high aspiration and fostering a confident, self-belief that with hard work and determination, there are no boundaries to what they can achieve.

Hurstmere offers a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity.  We expect everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and of each other.  Our students are expected to be ready to learn, to work hard and to celebrate their own and each other's achievements.  

We have staff who are devoted to providing the best education and pastoral care possible, and students of whom we are extremely proud; this mix creates a school that is a pleasure to work and learn in.

We are committed to a strong home-school partnership and believe the whole community can contribute to the progress of our students as they journey through Hurstmere School, to sixth form, apprenticeships, university, the workplace and beyond.

For more information, our videos give you further insight into our school. 



Visit Our School

Despite not being able to host traditional school tours, we are determined that prospective Year 7 families are able to find out more about Hurstmere School. Therefore, we are offering you the opportunity to visit the school on the following occasions:

Tuesday 13th October: 6pm-8pm

Thursday 15th October: 6pm-8pm

Saturday 17th October: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm CANCELLED DUE TO NEW RESTRICTIONS

During the event, you will be invited to attend a talk from our Principal, Mrs. Bennett, who will share with you the distinctive nature of our school, the values that are at the core of everything we do at Hurstmere School, and an opportunity to discuss the admissions process.

Following this you will be placed into a group (of no more than 10 people) that will be escorted around the premises by a member of our Senior Leadership Team. We do apologise that no visits are currently possible during the day, when you would ordinarily visit lessons, meet our fantastic students and see us at our best. However, we hope that this event will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have to ensure you make the right choice for your son's education. 

To give everyone the chance to book their place we are putting a limit of 2 tickets maximum per household. 

COVID-19: To ensure the safety of everyone involved, we will be observing strict social distancing rules and asking you kindly to wear a mask at all times. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Hurstmere School.

To book your place on a tour, please click on the link below


Other downloads

Timescale and Arrangements 2020-21 Downloadpng
SEN Information Report 2020-21 Downloadpng
Expression of Interest Sept 2021 Downloadpng
Prospectus 2020-2021 Downloadpng
Admissions Policy 2021 Downloadpng

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