A primary school is gearing up for a party as it prepares to mark its 75th anniversary.

Ruislip Gardens, in Stafford Road, opened as an infant and junior school during the Second World War in 1940.

Now it wants former pupils to get in touch to help it celebrate its landmark anniversary in May.

Ruislip Gardens wants pupils to get in touch, share their memories of the school and help it create a memorabilia display for its anniversary party in May.

The school is planning other celebratory events, which it will advertise soon. It includes an evening event being planned on May 21.

A music teacher and string orchestra performance from the 1950s
A music teacher and string orchestra performance from the 1950s

Headteacher Marc Titeux said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating this anniversary with pupils past and present. It is hoped that some former pupils who remember the earlier days of the school will come to school to share their stories with the current pupils.”

Shortly after it was set up in 1940, children at the school were evacuated out of London to escape The Blitz.

The two schools amalgamated into one in 1993. The school now has record numbers with 450 pupils on its roll and a three-form entry.

Last year, it enjoyed record SATS results, with 100% of Year Six pupils achieving a level four or above in reading and 98% reaching the same nationally expected standard in Maths.

Anyone who attended Ruislip Gardens Primary School and wishes to help it celebrate its 75th anniversary can get in touch with the school by emailing on ruislipgardens75@gmail.com.