Thames Valley Grammar School

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Thames Valley Grammar School
Thames Valley Grammar School.tiff
Fifth Cross Road
Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5LH
Coordinates 51°26′22″N 0°21′03″W / 51.4395°N 0.3508°W / 51.4395; -0.3508Coordinates: 51°26′22″N 0°21′03″W / 51.4395°N 0.3508°W / 51.4395; -0.3508
Founded 1928
Status closed
Closed 1977
LEA London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Headmaster H W Bligh, Dr Mortimer
Gender mixed
Education system Grammar

Thames Valley Grammar School was a co-educational grammar school in Twickenham, Middlesex, England.


Thames Valley Grammar School opened in 1928 under one of the youngest headmasters in the country, Mr H. W, Bligh. Initially conceived as a boys school, unusually for the time it opened, and remained, as a co-educational establishment. Bligh remained at the school until his retirement in 1960, succeed by Dr. Mortimer who, in turn, remained at the school until its closure.[1]

Its final secondary intake was in 1972 and from 1973 it gradually changed into a sixth-form college; Thames Valley Sixth Form College.[1]

In 1977, the college merged with the Shene College and Twickenham Technical College at the Technical College site in Egerton Road to become Richmond upon Thames College.[2] The Thames Valley site became home for Kneller Girls' School in 1978 who merged on the same site with Twickenham County School for Girls in 1980 to become Waldegrave School for Girls.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Thames Valley County Grammar School[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Thames Valley Grammar School". Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "East Sheen Grammar School for Boys". Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Patrons & Trustees". ChallengeAid. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

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