Ravens Wood School

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Ravens Wood School, located in Keston, London Borough of Bromley, England, is an all-boys school. The Sixth Form accepts both boys and girls. As of 2009 the school had 1,450 pupils. The school is a designated technology college, specialising in Design Technology and Information Technology. The school became an academy on 1 April 2011.

Mr Kevin Saunders is the Principal.


The June 2013 Ofsted inspection said that the school "Requires improvement". Publication of the June 2013 Ofsted inspection was postponed until 17 September 2013, and the school has lodged a complaint against the inspection team. Ravens Wood School had previously received an inspection rating of "Outstanding". A separate investigation by Edexcel into examination mark fixing at the school is ongoing.


In May 2007 the Year 10 football squad won the English Schools' Football Association Under 15 Schools' Cup.


The school has achieved success in the Rock Challenge dance/drama competition having won the Southern Premier league three years in a row which is the first time ever to happen in Rock Challenge (2008,2009,2010) and also came second in the first ever Rock Challenge National Final (2009). It is thought to be the first boys' school in the UK to take the prestigious contemporary dance drama title.

Notable alumni

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  • Steven Severin
  • Hanif Kureishi
  • Starsmith
  • Jason Hawes
  • Keith Ludeman

Custom and Classic Car Show

Ravens Wood School is home to South East England's largest independent car show, RWS Car Show. It has been held since 1981 when a group of students decided to show off their own cars, one of which was a Volkswagen Beetle, which was adopted as the show's logo. It attracts over 400 cars. It is currently held on the Fathers' Day weekend.



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