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Sedgehill School is a coeducational school in south-east London, England. In 2008, the School had over 1,800 pupils with over half from ethnic minorities. Sedgehill School has been a Specialist School for the Performing Arts since 2003. The school was re-built in 15 months (while the old school was still open) by the London Borough of Lewisham to create a state-of-the-art learning environment. The project cost £6.3M and was carried out by Costain. The students moved into the new building in January 2009.
In 1971 the joint head of science at the school, Donnahadh O'Shea, was accused of causing an explosion on a train and injuring a 76 year old woman. The woman claimed she could not hear after the explosion, and said: "All the windows on the non-corridor side blew in. My suitcase came down from the rack, and my purse shot off on to the glass". O'Shea had thrown nitroglycerine from the train as it was going through a bridge. Special Branch found four tins of grey "pistol powder", primers and a 12-bore cartridge in O'Shea's locker at the school. They also found 45 tear gas cartridges at his home in Bishopsthorpe Road, Sydenham. O'Shea had denied he was on the train at the time of the explosion but was picked out by a passenger in an identification parade. He pleaded not guilty to possessing nitroglycerine, causing an explosion and wounding the 76 year old woman. He pleaded guilty to possessing prohibited ammunition without permission. O'Shea was found not guilty of possessing an explosive substance, causing an explosion and wounding the woman. He was convicted of possessing 2 lb. of nitrocellulose powder and 3,454 priming caps. He was jailed for 12 months for possessing explosives.
- Django Bates (jazz musician)
- Nicholas Bennett MP (Member of Parliament for Pembrokeshire)
- Jim Dowd MP is the member for Lewisham West and, since 2010, for Lewisham West and Penge
- Chris Kibble (jazz musician)
- Francis Rossi (lead vocalist and 300-chord guitarist for Status Quo)
- Steve Sutherland (DJ)
- Leo Taylor (musician, drummer of The Invisible and session drummer for Adele and Hot Chip)
- Kieron Toner (economist and author)
- A*M*E (singer)
- Ken Scott (recording engineer and producer for The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John and Supertramp)
- 'Train blast denial by science master', The Times (26 January 1971), p. 3.
- 'Teacher cleared of throwing bomb from train', The Times (2 February 1971), p. 4.
- 'Teacher jailed over explosives', The Times (4 February 1971), p. 4.
- Liz Lightfoot (26 Jan 2001). "Teacher's body found hanging at school". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- "Before NEC Residency, Django Bates Writes Own Biography". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
- "AIM25 collection description". Aim25.ac.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
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