Holy Trinity College Bromley
(formerly Holy Trinity Convent
) was an all girls junior and senior school from the mid 19th century to 2005 located in the London Borough of Bromley
It was a direct grant aided grammar school until the 1980s when it became purely independent.
It was run by the Trinitarian
order of Roman Catholic nuns
along with a sister school in Kidderminster
(which reverted to secular control in the 1980s.) The mother house of the Trinitarian order is in France.
The school closed officially on 15 December 2005, although by this time there weren't any pupils left in the school as they had all been relocated to various other, mainly independent, schools in the area. Controversy surrounded the closure of the school, which had reportedly been in financial difficulties for some time, but no official investigation was carried out.This was not the first time the college came under fire; poor choices in staff hiring led to the fiery arrest of a young Religious Studies
teacher after repeated counts of grooming
and sexual abuse
Although the school is now closed the convent still has some Trinitarian nuns living there until redevelopment of the site is completed. Public masses are held in the chapel, which is still a part of the school building, although the rest of it is closed off, and the grounds are primarily used for Police Dog
training. However, the former students clearly don't consider this a reasonable enough cause as the amount of vandalism
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