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000009  Blackheath Proprietary School

000009 Blackheath Proprietary School

Blackheath Proprietary School 1860.

In 1848 the 25 year old Revd Edward John Selwyn took over headmaster. The school at that time had 48 pupils; when he resigned in 1864 it had 275 boys and 15 masters.

The Prop turned out large numbers of pupils who achieved success in diverse professions and fields - future bishops, generals, members of Parliament, civil servants, academics soldiers. Two were awarded the Victoria Cross.

It was also pre-eminent in two sports - football (rugby) and hockey. In 1862 the Blackheath Football Club was founded by old boys.

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