Below are some photographs showing Sidney Burnell (forerunner of Highams Park School) school mostly from the 1950s, we believe most were taken in 1956 but are we are not certain of this. Some are earlier, some later.

If you can shed any further light on the photos shown here email us at the address below. If you have any photos or scans or other memorabilia of Highams Park School or Sidney Burnell school and are happy to share them with us and others, email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recently added are the 4 sections of the 1956 school photograph sent in by a website viewer.

Also we have received a message from a website viewer, Lorely Ridge (nee Ballard), who has identified the following people in some of the pictures.

Picture number 17 shows - Cheryl Cullender

Picture number 27 shows - Bernard Gardner (became head boy), John Jarvis, Norma Clisby, Cheryl Cullender, Christine Fookes, Susan Cozens, Rosemary Farr (kneeling -became head girl)

Picture number 28 shows - Alison Boenke with the plaits, Vivienne Hunter kneeling.

Picture number 32 shows - Jean Holgate, unknown, Judith Hill

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