A contract for architectural services in erection of a public elementary school at Stanmore awarded on 12 March 1927 to Cancellor and Sawyer.
By the time the contract for construction of a new elementary school at Stanmore was awarded 30 January 1928 and to H J Goodall and Son, the council had already started talking about a potential extension to the school. The Stanmore estate was growing in population year on year.
In 1930 the school was extended. If you look carefully at the arial photo, you can see the lighter colour roof of the new classrooms.
In March, pupils performed a concert organised for the benefit of the National Union of Teachers' Benevolent and Orphan's funds led by Miss Primrose Cobb, ARCM, LRAM, LTCL. (Ref)
There was a whooping cough epidemic in the school. (Ref) The school was split into County Junior and County Infants schools in 1944. In the recordings below, Ernie recalls his memories from school.
Videos courtesy of Stanmore Community Art Project
The County Junior and County Infants schools were merged to become Stanmore Primary School in 1974.
In September 2014 Mrs Margaret Cole MBE retired as the school’s lollipop lady at the age of 84. She started her role in 1970 and received her MBE for a range of community services in the Queens Honours List in June 1999. During her time at the school she guided thousands of pupils back and forward on her crossing patrol without serious incident.