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Bedok View Secondary School was established and housed at Siglap Malay School as a holding school in January 1977. It started with 5 classes in the English stream and 4 in the Chinese Stream. Mr Mohd Said B H A Samad, the principal-designated, served the school for three and a half years until June 1981. Mr Soh Guan Ba took over as the principal from June 1981 to December 1995. Mr Ee Chye Heng joined the school from 1995 to 2000 after which Mr Khairunan bin Ali took over the post. From 2008 to 2011, Mr Boo Chong Han was principal. In 2012, Mr Jeffrey Low took over as principal. He was around until end of 2015 and Mrs Valerie Pinto took over as the Principal of the school.

In January 1978, the school began functioning in the present premises and was officially opened on 28th September 1979 by Tuan Haji Sha'ari Tadin, the former MP for Bedok. It was the 139th school built by the government and it was also the first government secondary school to be built within Bedok New Town.

In 1992, major alterations and renovations to the existing building and the construction of the 4-storey classroom block were carried out under the Extension and Alteration Project. With the completion of the E and A Project, the school now has 36 classrooms, a commerce room, 4 computer laboratories and 6 science laboratories. Extension to the library, staff room and canteen were also carried out. In 1998, through the Repair & Repainting Programme, the school was repainted and given a facelift. The school now provides a more comfortable and conductive environment for teaching and learning. The school had undergone PRIME in 2003 and the project was completed in mid-2005. An Indoor Sports Hall and synthetic soccer field has been completed and is available for the use of the public. As of 2012, the school facilities also include a roof-top garden which is being used as an outdoor classroom by the various subjects.