Welcome to Erith School

Mrs S Allen
Welcome to Erith School and thank-you for showing an interest in joining us in educating young people in Kent. At Erith, over a long period of time, we have worked hard to build a Secondary Modern School which the Governors, staff, students and parents can be proud of.
We all want to make a difference to the life chances of the students in our care. Not only have we done well in terms of examination results but also in a huge range of other activities, which develop the “whole child”. We care passionately about sport, both individual achievements and team competitions, and creativity through art, music, dance and drama. We care about enriching children’s lives through school day trips and longer journeys which improve students’ understanding of particular subjects as well as developing vital personal skills. All of these go beyond exam grades and cannot be measured by league tables. All our children gain new skills, knowledge and confidence, as they move from year to year in preparation for adult life.

Being a self-governing school we have complete control and a sense that our destiny is in our own hands. We work in a culture of success and achievement – set in a positive ethos of a firm, fair and caring staff; the success of the school is a result of the hard work by the staff at the school; the teachers, the support staff and the Governing Body.
We are proud of our 100 year heritage and are very excited about the ambitious plans we have for the future. This is an excellent time to join a successful and vibrant school, with fantastic children, supportive parents and a great community. I hope that you feel inspired to come and join us and wish you the very best of luck in your application.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs S Allen

About Erith School

History of Erith School Since the 1890s there has been an Erith School in the area. The current school was founded in 1967 by the amalgamation of Northumberland Heath Secondary Modern School and Erith Grammar School. Initially, Erith School was a ten-form entry school catering for students of all abilities. In 1972, Erith School became a bilateral school – the only one in the London Borough of Bexley.

Between 1967 and 1997, the school was situated on two sites; Avenue Road and Brook Street. The building on Avenue Road underwent a £6.5 million refurbishment to become single site school whilst the building on Brook Street was demolished to make way for a new primary school and housing estate.

Further construction work has taken place since the opening of the single site school in January 1997. With the increase in the overall school population a further £2.7 million was invested in new accommodation. This has been enhanced still further by the building of a new 6th Form block-The David Friend Building (£3.5 million), which was opened in May 2007.
This enabled the school to rid itself of much of the old, sub-standard accommodation on the original East Building Upper School site. The Governors and Senior Leadership Team have worked tirelessly to access considerable capital funding (over £12 millions) since 1995.

Erith School Image Gallery


Avenue Road

Transport Links:
Nearest tube/train stations: Barnehurst and Erith
Bus routes: 99 from Bexleyheath & Woolwich, 229 from Sidcup & Thamesmead, 428 from Bluewater, 469 from Woolwich Common, B12 from Joydens Wood