Sedgehill School

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Sedgehill School
Motto Working together to build bright futures.
Type Community School
Chief Executive Officer Julia Scannell
Location Sedgehill Road
51°25′22″N 0°01′23″W / 51.42269°N 0.02303°W / 51.42269; -0.02303Coordinates: 51°25′22″N 0°01′23″W / 51.42269°N 0.02303°W / 51.42269; -0.02303
Local authority Lewisham
DfE URN 100743 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1800
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11+
Website Sedgehill School

Sedgehill School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in south-east London, England. It was originally opened in 1957 as a flagship campus for the new comprehensive education strategy, intended to replace the existing grammar, central and secondary modern schools. Much of the interior and fittings were very avant garde and included especially designed 'Sedgehill furniture' that was later adopted by other schools run by the London County Council education department.

In 2008, the School had over 1,800 pupils with over half from ethnic minorities. 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.

Notable former pupils[edit]


In 1971 the joint head of science at the school, Donnahadh O'Shea, was jailed for 12 months for possessing explosives after an explosion on a train injured a woman. He was convicted of possessing 2 lb. of nitrocellulose powder and 3,454 priming caps.[7][8][9]

An assistant headteacher, Patrick Stack, was found hanged in the school grounds in 2001. He had been awarded the OBE for his outstanding contribution to education in the Queen's birthday honours for 2000.[10]


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  10. ^ Liz Lightfoot (26 Jan 2001). "Teacher's body found hanging at school". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 

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