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Bishop Winnington Ingram School Visit the Mayor and the Mayoress


On Wednesday 25th January 2017 Bishop Winnington Ingram Primary School’s (BWI) School Council visited the Mayor of Hillingdon at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge. We were greeted by Patrick who escorted them to the Mayor. When we entered we were privileged enough to see the Mayor being robed by the mace.


Then we discussed and asked many questions about how the Mayor became Mayor and his role as a Judge before he became a Mayor. We all then got a chance to ask the Mayor a question, such as: do you feel optimistic or uncertain that Brexit will benefit Hillingdon? Or, who decides about how much money each school in Hillingdon receives? These questions all were given an extremely detailed answer. For example: “I was lucky enough to experience Britain out of the European Union (EU) which I believe made Britain a free country. I believe we were not promised what we got from the EU. We can’t support our failing industries and were asked to change the pound to Euros, which I do not agree with.”


There were many other facts that the Mayor shared with us. Many of these were about our country and our local community of Ruislip. For example, did you know that a Union Jack Flag is only a Union Jack when it’s on a Jack pole; otherwise it’s a Union Flag.


What we children found most interesting is all the facts about John Hersley, the Mayor, himself. The Jabo, the thrill bib under a Mayors neck, is worn as a Mayor has to wear a bib. This stems back from history when a particular Mayor at the time had forgotten his. So a lady pulled up her skirt and pulled some lace off her dress and offered it to the Mayor. The Mayor wears a very distinct red coat; this is so a Mayor is recognisable.


Overall we had a very enjoyable day. Despite the Mayor and the Mayoress’ high position, they are very humble, down to earth and polite people. BWI’s School Council are now hoping to invite the Mayor and the Mayoress to our school.


Written by Kayla Van Zyl, Head Girl, and Elizabeth Gallup, School Council member

Please visit our 'Gallery' for view a selection of photographs from the day.

Hillingdon Schools – Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs)

Annual Awards Ceremony 2016



On Tuesday 2nd February, 2016 four Junior Road Safety Officers from BWI attended the JRSO Annual Awards Ceremony held at Manor Farm, Ruislip.  The JRSO’s hard work at BWI was recognised by winning the coveted Travel and Road Safety Shield and a Glass Trophy.  They beat many other schools in the borough of Hillingdon to win the prestigious award.  Also, as a personal “thank you” each JRSO was awarded a Kindle Fire for their own use at home.  Our BWI JRSOs are from Year 5 and are:







These children were also successful in their Dragon’s Den style pitch to a panel of judges including the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon .  Their bid for an Ipad Mini was recognised, by the Dragons, as a justifiable and sustainable resource at BWI so £300 was allocated to the JRSO’s.


It was a most enjoyable and memorable day, especially for those lucky JRSOs!


Mrs Braithwaite







Head Boy/Head Girl /Prefect Reports

School Council Gallery

School Council Gallery 1 Visit by Councillor Corthorne.
School Council Gallery 2 Team London came to our school.
School Council Gallery 3 Visit to the Mayor's Chambers.

Year 6 fund-raising.

NATASHA BAKER MBE:  We welcomed Natasha, double gold Paralympic Equestrian winner and past pupil of Bishop Ramsey School, to our Assembly on Monday 20th July. She presented certificates to Jessica and Alfie in Year 6, who had raised £100 for the South Bucks RDA.




A view of our school, from Year 1 - Mrs Smith.

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Why does Mrs Smith be here?
So she can help people who are hurt and she can put plasters on the children who are hurt.

A view of our school from Year 1 - Mrs Wright.

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Who is Mrs Wright?
She is the second Headteacher of our school and she makes everyone smile.

A view of our school, from Year 1 - Mrs Westbrook.

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Who is Mrs Westbrook?
She is a kind lady that never ever lets somebody hurt other people and she loves everybody in our school.

A view of our school, from Year 1 - being in Year 1.

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What do you like about being in Year 1?

A view of our school, from Year 1 - being in Year 1.

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What do you like about Year 1?
I like our lunchtime because I gobble all of my lunch up.

A view of our school, from Year 1 - Noah's Ark.

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What might you do at Noah's Ark?
I would do joined up writing with Mrs Griffiths.
  • Bishop Winnington - Ingram Church of England Primary School,
  • Southcote Rise, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7LW
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