Former pupils and their parents will return to Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green on Saturday (September 30) as it celebrates its centenary .

The school is inviting Old Girls and local residents to a birthday party running from midday to 5pm.

This free event will launch Lady Margaret School’s centenary programme and celebrate what is now and what was then.

It will give former pupils the chance to see the school’s expansion and a new Centenary Garden, as well as reunite with old classmates, while those living nearby can learn about its past.

Some of the current crop of pupils at Lady Margaret School

Guided tours of the school will take place throughout the day, while specially commissioned centenary merchandise and fine art made by pupils will also be on sale.

Refreshments will include a sit-down lunch, music, cream teas and a Champagne bar which will be open through the afternoon.

A science lesson in 1952

Among the guests will be Peggy Mitchell (née Fitgerald) - the oldest living former Lady Margaret pupil, now aged 95.

She joined the school in 1927 at the age of five when it had a kindergarten, and left aged 17 in 1939 before the school was evacuated to Midhurst Grammar School for the duration of the Second World War.

The school today

Lady Margaret will raise funds for the Centenary Garden - which will be available for the local community to use - while the charity chosen by pupils will be SACCA Rwanda, which works to help children in the African country who do not have access to education and training.

Centenary events can be followed on social media using the hashtag #LMS100.

Pupils at Lady Margaret School performing the Piper of Dreams in 1919. The pupil in the middle is the school's first Head Girl Hazel Russell. The pageant summoned up poets from Chaucer to Tennyson and was performed for Princess Christina, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria

Old Girls seeking more information should contact .

Further information on Centenary events throughout the year is available here .

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