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It was founded in 1842 as the London Missionary Society's School for the Sons of Missionaries and was originally based in Blackheath, London. It moved to its present site - centred around an elegant 18th century mansion (Fairy Hall) in Mottingham - in 1912. The building had previously been used by the Royal Naval School from 1889 to 1911.
Eltham College began life as a small boarding school catering for children of missionaries serving overseas, mainly in India, China and Africa. Since the 1950s the college has become primarily a day school for boys with a co-educational sixth form. The extensive grounds also accommodate Eltham College Junior School.
Notable former pupils include:
The Headmaster since 2000 is Paul Henderson.
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