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Bishop Winnington-Ingram

CofE Primary School

‘My Cup Overflows’ Psalm 23:5

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History of the School

History of our school

BWI is a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School in the London Borough of Hillingdon. We currently have a morning nursery with up to 30 children and two classes in each year group. The children wear a smart school uniform from the Nursery to Year 6.


The first mention of a school in Ruislip was in 1655. The Church of England School attached to St Martin's Church dates back to around 1812 when it was housed in wooden buildings. In 1862 a permanent building was erected in Eastcote Road. BWI School was built on this site when the population grew and it was officially opened by Bishop Winnington-Ingram, Bishop of London, on 15th July 1931. In 1967 the school moved to a larger site in Southcote Rise and became a two form entry school in 1993, now providing education for over 400 children.


As part of our bicentenary celebrations, in September 2012, we held a variety of exciting events. These included an open day, a whole school procession through Ruislip followed by a service with the Bishop of Willesden. As a school we wrote a commemorative storybook and dressed up as Georgians for the day. The week of celebrations was finished with a thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral.


We continue to have close links to St Martin's Church and the children attend for end of term services several times a year.

Information about Bishop Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram