Greenwich Schools

Greenwich Schools and Colleges

School and Colleges Admission and Discharge registers are an under-used resource. They give the dates of admission and discharge, date of birth, the school attended prior or subsequently, address of student, guardian, and, if lucky, more personal info.

FamLoc lists Greenwich schools and colleges, include info about admission and discharge registers, and include a map link of the schools locations.

Some schools were names after a nearby main road; please note the school may not actually be in that road. Similarly, the address given directly after the name of the school need not necessarilly be the actual address.
Some schools had a change of name (typically from a street name), or the same school name was used in different locations at different times.

Remember that the school or college attended might not be in the same town as the student lived.

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Blue Coat School for Girls

Point Hill, Greenwich, SE10
Russell Place (now Reynolds Place)
London Borough of Greenwich
Blue Coat School for Girls map location
Admission and discharge register for girls X095/301 LCC/EO/DIV06/BLU/AD/001
1942 1946
Admission and discharge register for girls X095/301 LCC/EO/DIV06/BLU/AD/002
1947 1958

Calvert Road School

Later Annandale Primary School
Woolwich Road, Greenwich, SE10
London Borough of Greenwich
Calvert Road School map location
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/034
Register unfit for consultation
LCC/EO/DIV06/CAL/AD/001
1883 1897
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/034 LCC/EO/DIV06/CAL/AD/002
1897 1915
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/034 LCC/EO/DIV06/CAL/AD/003
1915 1929
Admission and discharge register for infants X095/034 LCC/EO/DIV06/CAL/AD/004
1922 1947
Admission and discharge register for infants X095/034 LCC/EO/DIV06/CAL/AD/005
1938 1939

Catherine House School

Blackheath Road, Greenwich, SE10
Later Greenwich Park Girls School (Lower)
London Borough of Greenwich
Catherine House School map location
Admission and discharge register for mixed pupils X095/307 LCC/EO/DIV06/CAT/AD/001
1925 1930

Dreadnought School

Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich, SE10
London Borough of Greenwich
Dreadnought School map location
Admission and discharge register for infants X095/304 LCC/EO/DIV06/DRE/AD/001
1927 1964
Admission and discharge register for junior mixed pupils X095/304 LCC/EO/DIV06/DRE/AD/002
1918 1939

Glenister Road School

Blackwall Lane, Greenwich, SE10
Glenister Road School map location
Admission and discharge register for senior boys X095/339 LCC/EO/DIV06/GLE/AD/001
1938 1939
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/339 LCC/EO/DIV06/GLE/AD/002
1942 1954
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/339 LCC/EO/DIV06/GLE/AD/003
1942 1961
Admission and discharge register for girls X095/339 LCC/EO/DIV06/GLE/AD/004
1903 1924
Admission and discharge register for girls X095/339 LCC/EO/DIV06/GLE/AD/005
1924 1929
Admission and discharge register for mixed pupils X095/339 LCC/EO/DIV06/GLE/AD/006
1948 1957
Attendance register for mixed pupils X095/323 LCC/EO/DIV06/GLE/AD/007
1939 1946

Greenwich Central School

Catherine Grove, Greenwich, SE10
Later Greenwich Park Girls School (Lower)
Greenwich Central School map location
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/339 LCC/EO/DIV06/GRE1/AD/001
1919 1938
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/339 LCC/EO/DIV06/GRE1/AD/002
1938 1939

Halstow Road School

Woolwich Road, Greenwich, SE10
Halstow Road School map location
Admission and discharge register for junior mixed pupils X095/324 LCC/EO/DIV06/HAL/AD/001
1893 1912
Admission and discharge register for junior mixed pupils X095/324 LCC/EO/DIV06/HAL/AD/002
1912 1929

Holy Trinity School

Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, SE10
Holy Trinity School map location
We are guessing this was located at what is now Trinity Grove, just off Blackheath Hill.
Admission and discharge register for girls X095/324 LCC/EO/DIV06/HOL/AD/001
1875 1892
Admission and discharge register for infants X095/324 LCC/EO/DIV06/HOL/AD/002
1947 1957

Marsh Lane School

Blackwall Lane / Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich, SE10
Marsh Lane School map location
We do not know the exact location, but Marsh Lane was in the above vicinity.
LCC/EO/DIV06/M
AR/AD/001
Admission and discharge register for infants LCC/EO/DIV06/MAR/AD/001
1904 1921
LCC/EO/DIV06/M
AR/AD/002
Admission and discharge register for infants LCC/EO/DIV06/MAR/AD/002
1921 1936

Old Woolwich Road School

Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich SE10
Refer also to OLD WOOLWICH ROAD SCHOOL in Trafalgar Road
Old Woolwich Road School map location
Admission and discharge register for senior girls X095/327 LCC/EO/DIV06/MER/AD/001
1929 1932

Old Woolwich Road School

Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, SE10
Refer also to OLD WOOLWICH ROAD SCHOOL in Old Woolwich Road
Old Woolwich Road School map location
Admission and discharge register for senior mixed pupils X095/328 LCC/EO/DIV06/OLD/AD/001
1933 1939

Randall Place School

Roan Street, Greenwich, SE10
Same site as the later JAMES WOLFE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Randall Place School map location
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/329 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/001
1868 1886
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/329 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/002
1884 1895
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/329 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/003
1895 1915
Admission and discharge register for boys (physically defective) X095/329 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/004
1931 1939
Admission and discharge register for boys X095/329 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/005
1938 1939
Admission and discharge register for girls X095/329 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/006
1912 1938
Admission and discharge register for girls X095/329 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/007
1938 1939
Admission and discharge register for infants X095/330 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/008
1898 1906
Admission and discharge register for infants X095/330 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/009
1907 1913

Randall Place School

Roan Street, Greenwich, SE10
Admission and discharge register for mixed pupils (invalid) X095/330 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/010
1902 1930
Admission and discharge register for mixed pupils (deaf) X095/330 LCC/EO/DIV06/RAN/AD/011
1905 1939

Riverway School

Blackwall lane, Greenwich, SE10
Riverway School map location
The map shows Old School Close; it seems only part of Riverway still survives, north-east of the demolished school, where The Pilot public house stands.
Admission and discharge register for mixed pupils X095/330 LCC/EO/DIV06/RIV/AD/001
1944 1975

Royal Hill School

London Street, Greenwich, SE10
Royal Hill School map location
We are not sure we have the correct location for this school.
Admission and discharge register for infants X095/330 LCC/EO/DIV06/ROY/AD/001
1951 1956

Saint Ann’s Roman Catholic School

Croom’s Hill, Greenwich, SE10
Saint Ann’s Roman Catholic School map location
Admission and discharge register for infants (1900-1907, 1914- X095/332
1915)
LCC/EO/DIV06/STANN/AD/001
1900 1915
Admission and discharge register for mixed pupils X095/332 LCC/EO/DIV06/STANN/AD/002
1907 1945
Admission and discharge register for mixed pupils and infants X095/332 LCC/EO/DIV06/STANN/AD/003
1937 1963
WEST GREENWICH SECONDARY BOYS SCHOOL
Blackheath Road, Greenwich, SE10
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537609&Y=176803&A=Y&Z=110
School converted to dwellings.
Admission and discharge register: indexed X095/501 ILEA/S/SB/22/010
1962 1974
Admission and discharge register: indexed X095/501 ILEA/S/SB/22/011
1974 1980

 

27 Comments

  1. Ian Thomson

    I left West Greenwich School for Boys in 1959, some of us who left in 59 and 60 meet up every couple of months and over a beer swap photos and stories.

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  2. Jan (Post author)

    Ian,
    I’m sure those who grew up in the Greenwich area would be very interested in your memories. If you have a lot to write, please use our “Contact Us” page, and we will add a special page for you.

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    1. e

      I went to West Greenwich School from 1946 to 1949 when it was called Secondary Modern School.It also had a Central side for those with more knowledge. I was on the modern side because I had failed my 11 plus exam.Across the Rd was the Junior which I attended which was in Blackheath Rd. Did not have to go far too go to School because we lived at 49 Blackheath.We moved there after being bombed out of No 11 South st. Quite good feelings about the School and specially one of the teachers who was lovely man.Never forgot him and would love to get in touch with any of his family to say how good he was and how I appreciate his kindness.His name was D.H.Crow. I also remember Mr Baezley and the Mr Martin who I think was the Headmaster.There were 32 in our class and I was nearly always near the bottom of the class. He always gave me good reports and the last report before I left he wrote. One of the nicest boys I have ever had to teach and this boy will go far.I left for work at fifteen to work in a factory.I did many jobs over the years and I did do well and retired early. Been retired now for about 27 years and still enjoying life and often think of Mr Crow.

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  3. Andy Dossett

    No mention of Roan Boys, Maze Hill or Roan Girls, Devonshire Drive. Established 1677!

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    1. Jan (Post author)

      Thanks Andy.
      At present, we have only included school info from Local Authorities and London Metropolitan Archives info. It seems Roan School is not included with them. Please feel free to include your knowledge.

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      1. Andy Dossett

        Hi
        Brief history on the School’s web site
        http://www.thejohnroan.greenwich.sch.uk/?page_id=57

        Brief history on wiki
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roan_School

        London Metropolitan Archives
        http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/5f779edc-27dc-4fc9-975e-83ea20dfc58a

        The list of boys school head teachers on the LMA page LMA/4442/03 is incorrect from 1968 on – Dr AJ Taylor became head then.

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        1. Marion Langham (Née Allaway)

          I was at The Roan School for Girls, Devonshire Drive, Greenwich from 1951 – 1956. Miss Barnsdale was headmistress for all of that time.
          I can’t say that I enjoyed my time there although, looking back, I now realise that I had a very good education.
          We were kept well away from the boys school in Maze Hill, only catching up with them once a year, on Founders Day, in the chapel of the Royal Naval College. I remember many of the girls and teachers’ names and would be happy to swap information with them.

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    2. Jan (Post author)

      Andy,
      Thanks for mentioning that. The info we have placed is from the London metropolitan Archives. Maybe they do not have Roan School info, but we will check and add it.

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  4. Ron Croom

    I left Greenwich Central School in 1952 and am keen to make contact with some of my fellow students. I now live in Australia and would be pleased to swap memories via e mail.

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    1. Jan (Post author)

      Ron,
      Please add memories to our relevant school page. Hopefully others will reply and add their own memories.

      Thanks.

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    2. Peter Evans

      Hi there, did you know my brother Eddie Evans and his best mate Kenny Vincent?

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  5. Anonymous

    Like Ron Croom I also live in Australia but I left West Greenwich in 1965. I’d like to correspond with anyone of my time (1958-65)
    Peter Stevens

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  6. Anonymous

    The Catherine Grove School seems to be listed as a girls school but it used to be the campus for West Greenwich Boys School in and around 1957 ( I attended that campus from 1957-1960 when it moved across the road and then in later years (1963 maybe) to just off Friendly Street.
    Peter Stevens

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    1. Brian Sandom

      I attended West Greenwich Boys School from 1958 to 1963. During the earlier years in Catherine Grove, I seem to remember the school being called Greenwich Central School For Boys. It subsequently moved to Albyn Road (off Friendly Street) where it backed onto the main line railway. At the time of moving (I think around 1961) the title became West Greenwich School for Boys. Same Headmaster throughout – a certain Mr Hewlitt. Lots of memories from those heady days ….
      Brian Sandom

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    2. Brenda

      It wa Greenwich Park Central School for Girls when I was there in 1954 to 1959. We shared the site with the junior school. There were 2 entrances one on Royal Hill and the other at the top of the hill

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      1. Brenda

        I appreciated the school being called a Central School, I failed the 11+ miserably and Secondary sounded very second rate. I was a late developer and eventually started nurse training in 1961 and qualified as an SRN. Politics weren’t my my forté then but educational changes proved to be the correct move thanks to Socialism.

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  7. leslie Fuller

    yes, it was a boys’ school. When I went there in 1949 it was Greenwich Central School for Boys, and had been for many years. Eventually, the local socialists got there was and the Central name became Secondary, The Grammars were next for the chop!

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  8. leslie Fuller

    yes, it was a boys’ school. When I went there in 1949 it was Greenwich Central School for Boys, and had been for many years. Eventually, the local socialists got their wicked way and the Central name became Secondary. The Grammars were next for the chop! Then all boys became equal,some more equal than others.

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  9. Don Hunter

    Greenwich Central School for Boys. Yes, I was there from January 1947 until March 1951. Our first headmaster was Mr. Coulsdon (very handy with the cane!). Then came Mr. Dennis – a breath of fresh air. He introduced a school uniform (I still have my blazer badge in pristine condition). We also divided into school houses – Coulsdon, Wolfe, etc., and competed at all levels – both at sport and educationally. I remember several of the masters at the school and a few of the pupils. Strangely, I am, this weekend, judging a Show at Maidstone and the Show Manager happens to be one of the lads who was at the school during my time. I’ve found a photograph taken when we both went to the Pixie Hill Camp, St. Albans, in 1948.

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    1. Colin Smith

      I left in 1954 and when I started at Greenwich Central it was in between a Grammar and Secondary Modern on the education scale. I remember Mr Dennis and agree he was a good headmaster and he got moved to a bigger school in Peckham soon after I left. At the end of the second year pupils got graded into either Commercial, Technical or General streams according to aptitude. I never regretted my time there and am always complimentary of the good sound education that they gave me there. (Apart from the French teacher who was called Mr Love – he certainly didn’t have much of that)

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  10. Arthur Frank Miller

    I went to Royal Hill School 1934 – 1939 (I was 5 -10 yrs old) and won a LCC Scholarship but, having been evacuated in 1939 the opportunity never caught up with me until I was 12 and the five possible grammar schools to choose from had all scattered far and wide so my chances were lost. Is there anyone out there who was at that school in my time ?

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  11. Marion Langham (Nee Allaway)

    Royal Hill Primary School, Greenwich, SE10:

    You say that you are not sure of the exact location of this school.
    Well, I attended there from 1947 until 1951 so I can tell you exactly where it was.
    As its name implies, its front gate was on Royal Hill. The school was in a separate building but on the same site as the West Greenwich Central Girls School whose front gate was on King George’s Street. When I arrived, Miss Broad was Headmistress. Soon Mrs Ivy Baxendall took over. Some of the teachers at that time were Mrs Ada Stubbs, Mr Dennis Ford and Mrs Waite whose husband had a newsagents on Lewisham Way.
    Pupils whom I recall were Alan White, Beryl Antrobus, Tim Healy, Joseph Lloyd, Gwen Styles, Gillian McFarlane and Clive Cook who was a Vanbrugh Castle boy (They were boys whose fathers had been killed in the RAF during WWll and were living at Vanbrugh Castle in Maze Hill.
    It was a very good school and I’d love to hear from anyone who was there too.

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    1. Sue Antrobus

      Beryl Antrobus is my husbands aunt. She married Jim Taylor and emigrated to Australia and then on to Tasmania.

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    2. Janet Winter

      Dear Marion thank for your memories of Royal Hill, certainly jogged my memory as I started 1949 & Mrs Baxendall was my head.We then went on to JAMES WOLFE until our exams & I went back to Greenwich Park Central for a short period as my family had to move as they demolished Where I lived Renbold Place . My name was Pasterfield

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  12. Charles Wright

    I am doing some research into the history of the 3 former schools around Blackheath Road, and would be interested to get the views of people in this forum. The schools were on Blackheath Road itself (next to KwikFit now), opposite on Catherine Grove (both now converted to flats) and then the cluster of buildings on the corner next to the court (now derelict) – I understand the latter are being turned into a hotel. I am keen to understand how they related to each other? Were they all annexes of the same school? When did they close?

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    1. Peter Evans

      The school in Catherine Grove was West Greenwich secondary school and the derelict buildings next door to the law courts was our woodwork centre upstairs and metalwork downstairs. Hope this helps.

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  13. Lilian Coles was taber

    Did anyone go to dreadnought school 1940 Mrs jakes was my teacher and a mr kemp Mrs belbin was head mistress I think

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