There was no ceremonial cannon, but there was a ribbon, a celebration and a Mayor at C annon Lane school this week for the official opening of the school’s new building.
Councillor Krishna Suresh, the Mayor of Harrow , joined Head Teacher Alastair Philips and primary school’s youngest and oldest pupils to cut the ribbon, cheered on by hundreds of children and staff, along with local councillors and Harrow council officers.
The Mayor told the crowd: "I am delighted to open this new building which will give a wonderful education to generations of children here in Pinner.
"This is a top class building for a top class school, with 10 new classrooms and all the other facilities the pupils and teachers need."
The school expansion is part of a £100 million programme launched by Harrow Council for kids in the borough.
Harrow Council Portfolio Holder for Children and Families Councillor Simon Brown said: "This is the result of years of work with the school and the local community and I want to thank everyone for the parts they've played.
"Our £100 million programme is delivering on its promise of a fair start in life for every Harrow child at a good, local school."
Head Teacher Alastair Phillips said: "We are delighted with the new facilities. Cannon Lane is a very popular primary school and this expansion doesn’t just allow a greater number of children to join us from the local community.
"We have the opportunity to develop a real sense of togetherness and community here, and it is a real privilege working with the children and their families."