[19], Despite its leafy image, Beckenham's close proximity to Central London and generous provision of transport links, make Beckenham a good business location. [citation needed] In 1760 Cator built Beckenham Place and became Lord of the Manor in 1773 after purchasing the Manor of Beckenham from Frederick St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke. Latest Covid-19 information is at https://tennis.kiwi/covid-19/ [24], Town churches include: This page was last edited on 23 February 2021, at 06:46. [14] To the north lies the New Beckenham area, essentially a residential suburb of Beckenham proper. [5] The name of the small stream here – the River Beck – is most likely to have been named after the village. Richmond School, state contributing primary at, Sacred Heart College, opened 1959, amalgamated with Xavier College in 1987 to form. [32] The Beckenham Concert Band is a community wind band which has, over the last 35 years, raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities. [2] Year 13 is the final year of formal education. They were established in the early 1970s as a response to the near-collapse of the country's then private Catholic school system, which had run into financial difficulties. These figures were published in … The rolls given here are those provided by the Ministry of Education, and are based on figures from November 2020. A small stream, the River Beck (sometimes referred to as the Hawkesbrook), passes through the town before joining the Ravensbourne via the Pool River further north. [6] Wide roads and large gardens epitomised these properties, often built by developers who acquired land from the Cators. Its population at the 2011 census counted 46,844 inhabitants.[2]. Free school meals/Pupil Premium payments are available to all eligible pupils attending Bromley maintained schools. Beckenham town centre is served by Beckenham Junction station, with further stations (Clock House, New Beckenham, Ravensbourne, Beckenham Hill and Kent House) serving the surrounding area. Writers include Enid Blyton who lived at 95 Chaffinch Road from 1897 to 1903,[48] Walter de la Mare, who lived at 195 Mackenzie Road,[49] and A.L. [25], Strictly defined to its historic parish area translated to today's modern wards of the United Kingdom, Beckenham covers four such wards, however as a post town it contains more than 82,000 people as at the 2011 census. The majority of state-integrated schools in Christchurch (and New Zealand) continue to be Catholic schools. [11], Marian College is currently based in the spare capacity at. [45] Beckenham was, until the coming of the railway in 1857, a small village, with most of its land being rural and private parkland. Phillipstown School, state full primary school in Phillipstown merged with Woolston School in January 2015 to form Te Waka Unua School. West Kent and the Weald. [citation needed] Former British Prime Minister John Major lived at West Oak in Beckenham with his wife Norma from 1974 to 1978.[47]. [6], Although early written history tells little of the area, archaeological evidence at Holwood Park, where Stone Age and Bronze Age artefacts have been found, reveals some evidence of early settlers. [citation needed] Boxer David Haye, WBA champion, moved to Beckenham in 2010. The roll of each school changes frequently as students start school for the first time, move between schools, and graduate or drop out. Beckenham (/ ˈ b ɛ k ən ə m /) is a town in Greater London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley.It is located 8.4 miles (13.5 km) south-east of Charing Cross, situated north of Elmers End and Eden Park, east of Penge, south of Lower Sydenham and Bellingham, and west of Bromley and Shortlands.Its population at the 2011 census counted 46,844 inhabitants. [43], Swimmers from Beckenham Swimming Club, established in 1893, have gained medals in the 21st century at national and international levels. [26], Like most towns of its size, Beckenham has several leisure organisations and societies. Tramlink serves Beckenham with services from Beckenham Junction and Beckenham Road to Wimbledon via East Croydon. Beckenham is made up of 3 wards in the London Borough of Bromley: Clock House, Copers Cope, and Kelsey and Eden Park. [40] However, the merger went ahead, and on 2 February 2015, Te Waka Unua opened as the merged school on the site of the former Woolston School. [46], Numerous prominent personages were born or have lived in Beckenham. We accept applications from residents as well as children living outside the borough. Generally, student complete Years 1 to 6 at a primary school and Years 9 to 13 at a secondary school. [16], In 1965, as part of the creation of the Greater London Council, the Borough council was disbanded and Beckenham came under control of the newly constituted London Borough of Bromley. In addition, Parata announced changes to some schools in the Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts. Beckenham Town Centre Management coordinates business interests in the town.[17]. [33] It caters for amateur wind and brass musicians and performs locally during the winter months and across London and the South East during the summer.[33]. Private schools charge fees to its students for tuition, as do state and state integrated schools for tuition of international students. On 10 October 2013, the High Court ruled in favour of Phillipstown School and overruled the Minister's decision. Infant, junior and primary schools in Bromley. Barker (1918–2002). [29] The local Odeon cinema has six screens and is a grade II listed building. The settlement is referred to as Bacheham in the Domesday Book of 1086, and in the Textus Roffensis as Becceham. The beginning of its growth began after 1825 when the estates of John Cator and Peter Burrell, Baron Gwydir began to be developed. [citation needed] Beckenham remained a small village until well into the 19th century. Beckenham Hospital, now called Beckenham Beacon,[41] following redevelopment, is a minor treatment centre and an outstation to Princess Royal Hospital in Farnborough for outpatient services. 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