Pimlico School

Architect: John Bancroft

"Have no fear that our energetic London children will let themselves be railroaded into a conveyor-belt, computerized uniformity". Ashley Bramall, Leader, Inner London Education Authority,  October 1970

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Photo: Pimlico School before demolition. © Utopia London/Tom Cordell

Pimlico School was opened in 1969 as London's flagship comprehensive school. John Bancroft's futuristic design reflected the ambitions of the 1960s - to use the latest technology to create a egalitarian and open society. 

In 2009-10 the school was demolished by Westminster City Council, to be replaced with a privately run Academy school.