Bacon's College

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Bacon's College is a secondary school and sixth form college in England, located in Rotherhithe, London. Bacon's College was one of the handful of CTCs, however it officially changed to Academy status in 2007.


Founded in 1703 by Josiah Bacon, the college enjoyed its tercentenary in 2003, and held a grand Founder's Day service in St Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the event. Normally its Founder's Day service is held at Southwark Cathedral.

Information on the College

Bacon's College opened on its current Rotherhithe site in 1991, moving from its old building in [Bermondsey]. Bacon's College is a high achieving 11–19 Church of England-sponsored Academy. The College opened in 1991 in the heart of London Docklands with a new building. The College promotes itself as having excellent and outstanding facilities and resources. Every year 180 students are admitted into the Academy.

Students are taught: English; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Religious Education; History; Design and Technology; Modern Foreign Languages (French, German and Spanish); Geography; Art and Textiles; Physical Education; Media Studies; Drama and Music.

Heads of departments

The current heads of departments are shown in the table below.

Department Head
Maths Mr S Knight
Science Mr G Wilson
Religious Education Ms S Head
English Ms C Williams
Modern Languages Ms H Parker
Geography Ms A Hall
History Ms E Oliver
Physical Education Ms S Ponulak
Performing Arts Mr C Pearson
Information Technology Ms G Nayer
Art and Technology Ms R Veldtman
Personal, Social, and Health Education Mr N Lawrence
Learning Development Mr M Simpson
Year 7 Mr A Walthaus
Year 8 Ms M Henderson
Year 9 Ms P Fernandez (acting)
Year 10 Mr T Sargeant
Year 11 Ms A Robinson
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) Ms J Day
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) Ms C Bateson
Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13) Ms E James
Deputy KS5 Mr C Hall

Notable alumni

Current and former students include:

  • Jade Goody, Big Brother contestant Template:Cn
  • David Haye, boxer Template:Cn
  • Ben Watson, Wigan footballer Template:Cn
  • Roland Manookian, actor whose works include The Football Factory, Goodbye Charlie Bright, and The Business Template:Cn
  • Madeline Duggan, actress who played Lauren Branning on the BBC1 soap EastEnders. Template:Cn
  • David Amoo, footballer who plays for Liverpool F.C. Template:Cn
  • Frank Nouble, footballer who plays for West Ham United F.C. Template:Cn
  • Billy Mehmet, footballer who plays for Perth Glory Template:Cn
  • Blake Harrison, actor who plays Neil Sutherland in the E4 comedy The Inbetweeners Template:Cn


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