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Coal Hill School, also known as Coal Hill Road Shoreditch Secondary School or Coal Hill Secondary School, was a secondary school located on Coal Hill Road and Foreman Street in Shoreditch, London. In 2016, the school was renovated and reopened as Coal Hill Academy, sponsored by EverUpwardReach Ltd.


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Coal Hill Academy[]


Geography, German, history, information technology, law, physical education, psychology, religion and philosophy and science - physics were among the subjects taught at Coal Hill School in 2014. (DW: "The Caretaker")


  • Dorothea Ames, headmistress (2016)
  • Francis Armitage, head teacher / headmaster (c. 19 July 2013 - c. 2016)
  • Ian Chesterton, chairman of the governors (c. 2013 - c. 2014)
  • W. Coburn, headmaster (c. 2013 - c. 2014) [1]
  • H. Parson, headmaster (c. 1963)




  • Beth, teacher (c. 2014)
  • Brownlee, head of year (c. 2013)
  • Cathy, teacher (c. 2014)
  • Adrian Davies, history and English teacher (c. 2014)
  • A. Dunlop, teacher (c. 2015)
  • James H, teacher (c. 2014)
  • Jo, teacher (c. 2014)
  • Clara Oswald, English teacher (2013 - 2015)
  • Danny Pink, maths teacher and head of the Coal Hill Cadet Squad (2014)
  • Andrea Quill, physics teacher (2016)
  • Shah, history teacher (c. 2016)
  • Tom, teacher (c. 2013)

Other staff[]

  • Atif, caretaker (c. 2014)
  • C. Caroll, assistant football coach (c. 2016)
  • Tom Dawson, football coach (c. 2016)
  • "John Smith", caretaker (2014)
  • P. Volkovna, cleaner (c. 2016)






  • Doctor Who:
    • "100,000 BC"
    • "Remembrance of the Daleks"
    • "The Day of the Doctor"
    • "Deep Breath"
    • "Into the Dalek"
    • "Time Heist"
    • "The Caretaker"
    • "Kill the Moon"
    • "In the Forest of the Night"
    • "The Magician's Apprentice"
    • "The Woman Who Lived" (photograph)
  • Destiny of the Doctor: "Hunters of Earth"
  • Class: (every episode)



  1. In the 2014 setting of "The Caretaker", a sign is still visible outside Coal Hill School indicating that W. Coburn is the headmaster despite the introduction of Francis Armitage in "Into the Dalek". This is later contradicted by a letter seen on-screen in "Nightvisiting" establishing that Francis Armitage was the head teacher by 19 July 2013.