College History

There has been a school in Beechcroft Road since 1926 when Bec School opened in the September. This original school had five classes with 129 boys and seven members of staff. In 1960  Hillcroft school opened as a boys comprehensive school on an adjoining site.

The two schools were separate institutions until 1971 when they merged as one school Bec-Hillcroft. The newly amalgamated comprehensive school was renamed Ernest Bevin and a new single storey building facing Beechcroft Road was built to link the two school buildings.

In the summer of 1993 a major building project was started to refurbish the school buildings. During that time only Year 10 &11 students remained on site: Years 7, 8 & 9 were based in the recently vacated buildings of Walsingham School on Clapham Common Westside. The original Bec building was demolished during these building works and the land was developed for private housing.

The building work was completed in 1996 and staff and students moved into the new buildings on Beechcroft Road. The school was renamed Ernest Bevin College in June 1997.

In 2000 the college became a specialist Sports College and was redesignated in 2004. We gained a second specialism in Mathematics and computing at this time.

During 2005 a major new development took place: the building of the new Sports and Sixth Form Centre. This complex was opened in September 2007 by Dame Kelly Holmes.



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