Ernest Bevin College
is a specialist college in Tooting
. The school is all-boys for ages 11 through 18, but has a co-educational sixth form. It has about 1173 pupils.
The school was named after Ernest Bevin
(1881–1951), a British labour leader and politician. It was formed through merging the two adjacent schools of Bec Grammar
and Hillcroft Secondary Modern
in 1970. The school was briefly named Bec-Hillcroft until 1971, at which point it became Ernest Bevin School and eventually in 1996 Ernest Bevin College.
Hillcroft Secondary School, Bec-Hillcroft and Ernest Bevin School ran under the aegis of the Inner London Education Authority
until it was abolished by the Education Reform Act 1988
. Since then the school has been run by the London Borough of Wandsworth
Ernest Bevin College has been a specialist college
for Sport since 2000. Because of improvement in academic achievement, the college was offered a second specialism in Mathematics and Computing in 2004.
Ernest Bevin College, like most secondary schools, has a strict dress code. The school uniform for key stages 3 and 4 (years 7–11) is a white shirt, optional black V-neck jumper, black trousers, black shoes, black blazer with Ernest Bevin phoenix and flames logo on the left pocket, and a colour-striped tie representing the student's year group.
School tie colour
Red, green, purple, yellow and blue are the tie colours representing each year group. When a student joins in... Read More