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Queensmead School

Queensmead School | Queens Walk South Ruislip

Queensmeads School South Ruislip
(Opening comments from a Ruislip, Northwood & Eastcote Local History Society publication from 1992)
The school was opened to pupils on 8th September 1953. It was planned as a secondary modern school to accommodate 720 pupils between the ages of 11 and 15, although when it opened there were 402 pupils and 19 staff.

At the time it was viewed as a "school of the future" with its modern architecture and its advanced ideas of sound proofing. These included double-glazing, ceilings of a sound absorbent material and air conditioning. All these fixtures were considered necessary because of the noise from the nearby Northolt airport.

Queensmead School | Queens Walk South Ruislip

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The school was visited by the Minister of Education, the Right Honourable Sir David Eccles, on 2nd December 1955 to view the buildings, although the gymnasium was unfinished still. The official ceremonial opening was on the 14th December 1955 when Alderman Mrs. Crump, Chairman of Middlesex Education Committee, officiated.

In 1983 it was on a possible closure list and although it was reprieved it was again suggested for closure in 1990 because of a surplus of secondary school places in the borough.

Queensmead School | Queens Walk South Ruislip

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These days its future seems assured.

The school has around 800 pupils on roll and around 50 staff.

Situated in South Ruislip, at the southern end of Queens Walk near the junction with Victoria Road.

There is a web site for the school here

There is a Facebook group for former pupils here

Did you know that there are actually five web sites in the Ruislip Online group when Ickenham Online is taken in to account..

Brief details are show below. Some of the web sites are very large!

So, as well as the one you are looking now which is mainly historical pieces below are some other web sites about Ruislip that may interest you.

Main Ruislip site

Ruislip Village Winter Scene

Up to date information about Ruislip and the area. Plus sections with suggested walks and even why houses are so expensive. Not forgetting the spies and USAF South Ruislip, so some history too.


Ruislip In Pictures

Ruislip In Pictures
Pictures. Hundreds of them. Old pictures. Old adverts. Old buildings, in fact old everything and just a few more up to date ones. A veritable cornucopia of pictures.



A beach scene at Ruislip Lido

Ruislip's premier attraction and so important it gets a web site all to itself.

Everything from the history from years back to struggling to park today. It is all here.

Some classic pictures from years gone by.



Ickenham Pump

We also run the community web site for Ickenham. Loads of old pictures and some more up to date one plus details of all that Ickenham has to offer.
Details of all the pubs and more is just one click away.