Our History

Albion Primary School is situated in the heart of Rotherhithe, a peninsula on the south bank of the Thames and is in the London Borough of Southwark.

Rotherhithe has been a port since the 12th century or earlier, and a ship yard since Elizabethan times.  The docks were closed and filled in the 1980’s and the land developed into riverside residential housing.

Albion is the oldest known name for Britain. There has been an Albion Primary School on our site since 1874. The second school was built after World War Two (around the 1960s) and the current Albion Primary school was completed in 2017!

This website is a tour of Rotherhithe. It shows you a historic walk all around the Peninsula and information on the sites and history you will see on your way.

A chance to see the ‘old’ Albion Primary School

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