Bec School

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Bec School
Motto Floreat Florebit
Established 1926
Closed 1970
Type Grammar
Location Beechcroft Road
Coordinates: 51°26′10″N 0°09′58″W / 51.436°N 0.166°W / 51.436; -0.166
Local authority ILEA
Gender Boys
Ages 11–18

Bec School (often referred to as Bec Grammar School) was a grammar school in Tooting, South London.


It was established in Tooting Bec in 1926.[1]

The school closed when it was amalgamated with the adjacent Hillcroft School in 1971 to create Bec-Hillcroft comprehensive school.[2] Bec-Hillcroft was renamed Ernest Bevin School, after the former Labour minister Ernest Bevin, the next year.

The original Bec School buildings were demolished in 1996 and replaced by housing. Ernest Bevin School was renamed Ernest Bevin College in 1997 and occupies the former Hillcroft School site.[2]



  1. ^ "Bec School (Boys), Beechcroft Road, S.W.17 (opened 1926) – Minutes of Governors – ref. LCC/EO/PS/4/15". London County Council. Access to Archives. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  2. ^ a b "College History". Ernest Bevin College. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 

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