THIS is the school where Harry Kane met his childhood sweetheart Kate – but she’s not the only football star who went there.
Kane, 29, is actually the second England captain the London school has proudly produced, and the former inspired the striker to continue his football career.
Like father-of-three David Beckham, he attended Chingford Foundation School.
The co-ed high school opened in 1938, but has changed names and locations many times over the years.
It later became an academy in 2012 and now has a list of famous alumni.
In addition to Kane, Beckham and other professional footballers, the school has played a role in the lives of actors, lawyers and professional basketball players.
Beckham was the first England captain at school, and he recalls a time in the 1980s when he already dreamed of a career as a footballer.
According to his Wikipedia page, Beckham said in 2007: “When teachers at school used to ask, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ “I want to be a football player,” I would say.
“And they’d say, ‘No, what do you really want to do for a job?’ But that was the only thing I wanted to do.”
Kane was still a keen footballer when he went to school 20 years later – except his memories included Beckham.
In a letter published on England’s official website, he said: “Seeing Beckham go out of his way to achieve what he did made it seem a little more real.”
Without that inspiration, Kane said, his career “may feel like it’s an unattainable or impossible task.”
The 29-year-old told how he started playing in the local Sunday League at the age of five or six, for Ridgeway Rovers, a team Beckham also played for.
Kane added: “Growing up and Beckham being Beckham, he was my idol and the same for a lot of young kids in this area.
“I knew he played in the same team as me, went to the same local high school at Chingford Foundation School and grew up in the area, so Beckham was a big figure around the world. , where he came from, that was all people talked about.
Kane admitted he thought it was an “amazing achievement” to produce two England captains for his boyhood team.
The two even have photos together from when Kane was at school and Beckham returned to visit his old stomping grounds.
And in that photo is Kate Goodland, Kane’s wife and childhood sweetheart.
The couple, who now have three children and two dogs, met at Chingford Foundation School, also known as Chingford County High School, when Beckham attended.
Kane once told Esquire, “We went to school together, so he’s seen my whole career.”