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Welcome to Bacon's College

A Place to Grow.


Bacon's College opened in 1991 as an all-ability City Technology College in fine new buildings on a brown-field site in the heart of London Docklands. In September 2007 we changed our status and became an Academy with a specialism in Digital Media.

Our mission since the original opening of the College has been to…” raise standards in education and increase the opportunities for local people, within a context of Christian values.”

Bacon's College has an Anglican foundation and is designated as a school with a `religious character`. We are inclusive in terms of our Admissions Policy and exist to serve our diverse local community. The original Bacon`s School was founded in 1703, so the College has deep roots. In contrast to this long tradition we have very modern buildings with excellent facilities and a high level of resourcing, particularly in I.C.T. We aim to equip our students with the skills and qualifications necessary for success in the fast changing London environment.

The key resources though, at any school are the energy, expertise and commitment of the staff. The College has a hard working and committed team of teachers and support staff who, supported by Governors and Trustees, want to make a difference to the lives and life chances of the young people we serve.

We hope this page is informative and gives you a flavour of the College. Do feel free to contact us if you require further information of any kind.


About us

One of our key aims is to enable all students to feel as though they are an active and integrated part of our Sixth Form as soon as possible. We share a number of activities between both Year 12 and Year 13 students at the start of each year in order to enable that process of integration and identification with our aims to take place as rapidly as possible.

We encourage students to adopt a dynamic and aspirational approach to learning, aware always of the significance of the spiritual dimension in their lives.

The Sixth Form Contract is of great significance as it defines our shared ethos and forms an agreement about the values and priorities of the Sixth form as well as our expectations of each student who is a member of our Sixth Form.

Although we recognise the growing autonomy of our Sixth Form students, we also realise from many years of experience that there is a direct link between attendance, punctuality and academic performance. For this reason, we require our procedures for registration to be respected on a daily basis.

We expect students to view themselves as young adults and to take increased responsibility for communicating effectively with the staff of our Sixth Form Office, their tutors and teaching staff.

We recognise that the voice of the Sixth Form is critical in enabling change and development and in voicing student opinion. For example, CLICK - the College Webzine, is an online magazine, created, produced and updated by a group of Sixth Form Students. Our Sixth Form Council and Leadership Team are also instrumental in voicing opinion and enabling change and we value their views in shaping our Sixth Form life.

Elizabeth James

Director of Sixth Form

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Bacon’s College values the distinctive nature of its ethos to which every member of its community contributes. It celebrates the differences that define it as well as the common humanity that unites all its members. The value system and ethos of Bacon’s is inclusive of all within a strong Christian ethos, characterised by the quality and openness of the relationships between students, staff and the wider community.


The College values the integration and incorporation of the emotional health programme into the Worship and Citizenship programme and believes that its ethos has been strengthened as a result. It still promotes the centrality of worship and is proud of the committed and reflective attitude of its students to this key aspect of its ethos. Partnerships with the community, both local and international continue to develop and flourish, to which the annual advent appeal for Centrepoint bears eloquent witness.


Father Roger Hall accepted the appointment as Chaplain to Bacon’s in 2007: he combines his Bacon’s duties with his role as Chaplain to the Tower of London. His appointment has strengthened the spiritual and ethical framework within  which each member of the College community operates as well as helping to maintain and develop the College ethos. The Sixth Form held their service of dedication in the Chapel Royal of St Peter Ad Vincula; this was a historic and moving occasion for all concerned.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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  • A: Bacon's College Sixth Form
    • Address:
    • Bacon's College
    • Timber Pond Road
    • Rotherhithe
    • London
    • SE16 6AT
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 02072371928
    • Website:
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    • How to get to the College:


      The nearest Bus Station is Canada Water served by routes: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 & P12 (10  mins walk). Directions on foot from Canada Water Station.

      The nearest Bus Stop is Smith Close (Salter Road - next to youth hostel) served by routes 381 & C10 (5 mins walk). Directions on foot from the Smith Close bus stop.


      The nearest Underground Station is Canada Water, served by the Jubilee Line with easy connections to Canary Wharf (DLR), London Bridge (Rail) and the London Underground Network.


      The nearest Railway Station is Canada Water, served by the East London Line. Directions on foot from Canada Water Station. 


      Rotherhithe is easily accessible from the South via the A2, A2209 (Deptford Church Street) and A200 (Evelyn Street & Lower Road) , the North via the A13 and Rotherhithe Tunnel (A101), West via the A200 Jamaica Road.


      Access via the Thames Clipper and Hilton Ferry Service to the Hilton Docklands Pier (approx. 40 minutes from Waterloo Pier) (265 Rotherhithe Street London SE16 5HW). (20 mins walk)