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A history of Blackheath Bluecoat School


1700 ~ 2014
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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.



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

Time Line To begin using this site see Finding your way

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

The Blackheath Bluecoat building is currently being used by St Mary Magdalene’s School as a temporary home for their secondary phase. They will move to a new building on Greenwich Peninsula in 2018. The Leigh Academy Trust have announced that they plan to take over the site and open a new academy in Greenwich in 2018 which will moved the Blackheath Bluecoat Site in 2020