Hundreds of supporters of a new secondary school in Bickley have marched for the third time ahead of National Offers Day.

A new secondary school was due to be built at St Hughes’ Playing Field before the decision to grant the proposal was reversed last month.

That was a second application after a first one from Kier Construction was rejected. However, when an independent planning inspectorate highlighted traffic safety concerns from an appeal for the first application - the second one, which was already approved, was then rejected.

Since the rejection, a campaign to deliver Bullers Wood School for Boys started, with parents now asking for a temporary site to be found so the school can open in September.

However, if a temporary site cannot be finalised Bromley Council said all boys in the borough will still be offered school places.

Parents, children, councillors and an MP attended the march in Bromley on Sunday (February 25) in a last-ditch attempt to lobby for a temporary site.

Speaking at the march, MP Bob Neill said: “I haven’t seen something of this scale in years being involved in politics and that is credit to all of you.

“I want to thank political colleagues of all colours who are here today. The next job is to keep the pressure on.

“We are keeping up the pressure as much as we can on this end and it is making a difference.”

If a temporary site is accepted, a fresh application to build on the site of St Hughes’ Playing Field would need to be agreed.

Despite over 2,000 people supporting the campaign there are also those who oppose it.

In September 2017, 1,159 signed a petition against the school with over 1,000 of them being residents in Bickley.

One person from Bickley said people in the area were “frightened to voice their concerns”.

They added: “Bromley Council have made it clear that there are sufficient secondary school places in Bromley for those pupils starting in September 2018.

“Therefore, ESFA and Kier should now be working with all interested parties, including local residents, to develop a new proposal for the St Hugh’s Playing Fields, which fully deals with the traffic, road safety and other concerns that have been raised, or for a suitable alternative site.”

The 2,000 people who do support the school are backed by councillors from Bromley’s Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats parties.