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Whiteheath School


The school has its own web sites for upper and lower

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There now appears to be a Facebook page for this school


We used to have a message board for this school on here but it was little used. The messages that were placed on there are below and if you would like to add to them just e-mail (info@ruislip.co.uk ) and let me have your comments and I will add them to the page here.

I was at Whiteheath from 1968 - 1974. Having recently posted onto the St Nicks old boys (SNOBS) site, my search engine picked this one out.

Funnily enough, I was going through some old photos recently following the recent death of my father and I found some of school plays I took part in. I recognised Alan Chanter immediately, who used to live in Fairfield Avenue (as well as me) and I kept in touch with Mike Foster for many years (he even attended my wedding 19 years ago!), but we eventually lost touch. I now live near Southampton, but still occasionally visit Ruislip, where I have fond memories of visiting Glacier swimming pool on Ladygate Lane in particular. That place closed in '79 and there is now a housing estate where it once stood. Guess nothing is sacred any more!!!!

Like one of the other posters, I had Mrs Cottrell as my first teacher at Whiteheath. I also had Mrs Pudney, Miss Down (who left to get married - she could draw brilliant chalk pictures!), Mr Ablett (who was fun!) and Mrs Guest. I also remember Mr Bettington the old school caretaker, as well as Mrs Page and Mrs Archer who used to run the old playground duty. The old memory is still sharp - past forty and not turning senile yet!!!!

Jim Wilkins.

I attended Whiteheath Academy in 1961 or 1962, when I was 5 or 6. My father was a US Navy enlisted man and we lived in Ruislip. I have few memories of Whiteheath except that the bathrooms were outside, and the wall between the girl's and boy's bathrooms didn't go all the way to the ceiling, so we could throw things across to each other! I also remember that we grew watercress in sponges in the window sills, and had watercress sandwiches when the "crop" was ready! I still have my blazer and hat, with the school crest and motto "Its how you play the game". In 1994, while stationed in Germany as a US Air Force officer, I visited Ruislip, saw our old house and looked, albeit from a distance, at Whiteheath. Although I have few detailed memories, I have a general impression of liking Whiteheath, and Ruislip. My best friend lived next door to me at Ravenscourt Close and her name was Jennifer. I now live in Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

James Arnold

I am the son of a USAF officer, and we lived in Ruislip - I attended Whiteheath School from 1970 to 1972. Mrs. Cottrell was my teacher for the two years I attended - heh, no I wasn't held back. I was 4 and 5 years old when I went to dear old Whiteheath, and of course I remember it fondly.

I don't have any of the old uniform, but I still have my green duffel bag that I used to carry my sneakers. I recall a great deal about the school - eating family style with two older children in the lunchroom. Field day! I won a blue ribbon in the sack race. The English girls could not have been more charming, even to a kid who is not supposed to have been old enough to be vulnerable to such a thing. Does anyone here know Jackie Silver or Karen Murdock?

For years, after we left Ruislip, I continued to have dreams about the place, and of my old friends. It would be a small miracle to find out what what any of them have got themselves up to.

I am now living in Southern California, and would be glad to hear from anyone who also attended Whiteheath.

Andy Mays

I noticed the names Sian Tuohy, Maria Sawides and Gemma Richardson on the friends reunited website. I was at Whiteheath for a couple of years from about 1988 to about 1991 (only approximate) and I was in a Xmas play where i was a child with a present for some reason. My best friend at the time was called Gemma and she had blonde hair. I was also friends with a Sian and twins called Anna and Maria. Does anyone remember me? My mother was a teacher in the school (she taught class two if I remember rightly) and was (obv) called Mrs. Scott. I have a highly amusing photo of their Xmas play to refer to.

Fiona Scott

This was my first School in 1949. I remember Alan Mac Clockman most likely the wrong spelling, and Janet Marsden a pretty blond girl who I was hopelessly in love with. Mr Humphreys the head master and Mr Snelling a tall balding thin gent, always in a dark suit. Playing one of the shepherds in the nativity play held in the dining room and hearing "Rock Around The Clock" for the first time at a class room party.

Best wishes to you all, I hope your life has been a happy one.

Allen Nunneley (web site)

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