The foundations for a new Beckenham secondary school have finally been laid.

Bromley Council approved the proposal to start construction of Eden Park High School, on Balmoral Road, in February.

The new education site will open in September 2019.

Head teacher Emily Codling said: “It’s incredibly rewarding to see several years of dedicated campaigning and perseverance finally pay off, as the building work for Eden Park High School begins.

“It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work from local parents, local people and the E21C Trust, all of whom are delighted with the plans for the school and the progress so far.”

Its first ever intake of students are currently being taught at a temporary site at The Ravensbourne School in Hayes.