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A history of Blackheath Bluecoat School


Home. Contact. Greenwich Blue Coat School 1700. School Archives Introduction. St John's National Schools. Blackheath & Kidbrook Schools. Blackheath Bluecoat School . Site Map. 1700
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Welcome

There was a Blue Coat school in Greenwich from 1700, when Greenwich Girls’ Blue Coat School was founded, until August 2014, when Greenwich Council closed Blackheath Bluecoat School. The story of the schools incorporates St John’s National Church of England School, the first Church School in the Blackheath area opened in 1854 and the Blackheath & Kidbrooke National Church of England School, which opened in 1911. This site documents the fascinating history of the schools.



C of E School

1700 Blue Coat Girls’ School founded in Greenwich

1854 St John’s National C of E School opened in Russell Place


1911 Blackheath & Kidbrooke C of E School opened in Old Dover Road


1959 Blue Coat Girls’ School and Blackheath & Kidbrooke School amalgamate to form Blackheath & Bluecoat School

1973 New enlarged buildings open

2009 Blackheath Bluecoat School in federation with Saint Cecilia’s Wandsworth

2014 Blackheath Bluecoat School closed by Greenwich Council on 31 August

Time Line

History at a glance - summary

Greenwich Blue Coat Foundation (Bluecoat Trust) Click here . . .

FINALE

Pictured after the Service of Thanksgiving on 21 June 2014
(from left to right) Barnaby Ash (Headteacher), The Rev’d Lix Newman (School Chaplain), Emmanuel Ogunsola (Head Boy), The Rt Rev’d Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE (Bishop of Woolwich), Dr Peter van der Merwe MBE, DL (Deputy Lieutenant of London, Queen’s representative)