Ruislip Gardens School opened on 3rd June 1940, shortly after the War on Germany was declared. About two hundred children were admitted but with some uncertainly as the previous day people who lived within one thousand yards of the Aerodrome were advised to evacuate their children. In the area where the canteen now stands, there were 6 air-raid shelters.
In it's early years, the school constituted separate Infant and Junior schools but these were amalgamated under single leadership in September 1993 to become Ruislip Gardens Primary School. At this time the school mantra was 'Growing Together'.
The school has continued to flourish with roll numbers increasing to the extent that the school has recently expanded to three form entry.
We have benefited from a site redevelopment which has seen a newly built wing housing six additional classrooms including the new Reception classes.
80th Anniversary: June 2020
As you can see from the details below we had a great time in 2015 reliving the experiences of the first children to attend Ruislip Gardens. If you have any ideas for ways to celebrate our next milestone please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
75th Anniversary: 18th to 22nd May 2015
The school are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this week with a series of events which have begun with a 1940's dress up day. Pupils and staff arrived at school ready for learning dressed in 1940's attire. The picture to the left shows some of the staff members replicating a 1940's shot below.
During the week pupils visited an on-site museum where they had a chance to see and touch items including a Singer sewing machine, a war-time gas mask and helmet and a bakelite telephone. Pupils enjoyed hosting a Tea Dance for older members of our community which included a dance presentation, tea and scones and some rousing music.
A school meeting room was transformed into an air-raid shelter which classes visited; children heard the sound of the air-raid siren, watched an online BBC History resource and even enjoyed a drink of milk from a small glass bottle through a striped paper straw.
Please click here to view the Newsletter which summarises the week's activities.
As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
section of the website.
I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.