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1. On Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 07:03 a.m, ionut grigorean, a pupil from romania wrote:
I really liked uxendon manor of teachers such as miss o'connor she helped me a lot and i wish she will teach us in yr6
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2. On Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at 8:19 p.m, ionut grigorean, a pupil from romania wrote:
I really liked uxendon manor because of kind miss oconnor and Mr parry
3. On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:12 p.m, Waheeda, a past pupil from Ark Academy, Wembley wrote:
I miss you SOOOO much. I wish I could go back in time and spend more time in one of the best primary schools.
4. On Friday, December 25, 2015 at 11:20 p.m, danut grigorean, a pupil from romania wrote:
I really like uxendon because we can experience new class teachers every year.
5. On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 3:52 p.m, Shoaib, a past pupil from London wrote:
I miss Uxendon Manor I want to go back in time so I can still be at there.
6. On Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:54 p.m, Luis, a pupil from Uxendon manor primary school wrote:
This school is awesome mostly because our school party was a blast.I can't wait to go to best teacher ever from the school was Mrs Brown but she left so I feel sad because she was a very good teacher and she fun.The bicycle training was awesome because we got to go on the road and ride our bikes when a lot of cars were coming fast.The coaches Pole and EdI were very funny because they made our legs aike and they were very good bicycle riders.
7. On Monday, July 06, 2015 at 10:09 p.m, Danut 5M, a pupil from Romania wrote:
I really Miss Merlin as my teacher for year five because ageis really really funny as wroku as letting us call het first name (Jackie) on the last day of the school year
8. On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:33 p.m, Harmony, a pupil from uxendon wrote:
9. On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m, Harmony, a pupil from uxendon wrote:
10. On Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 4:42 p.m, Harmony, a pupil from london wrote:
yo yo yo miss Merlin is the best teacher


1. On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:56 p.m, Tiana, a pupil from Nagiria wrote:
the teachers are nice and mr parry is the best haedteacher.
2. On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:38 p.m, Harmony, a pupil from nigeria wrote:
Uxendon is the best school ver the teachers are nice and funny and mr parry is the best headteachers
3. On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:31 p.m, Harmony, a pupil from nigeria wrote:
uxendon manor is the best school
4. On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:22 p.m, Harmony, a pupil from nigeria wrote:
uxendon is the best school ever with very nice teachers and the best haedteacher ever we also get a good education and well trained teachers and teachers are fun.
5. On Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:39 a.m, Luis Ursescu, a pupil from uxendon wrote:
I love uxendon manor mostly because we have our own laptops and the teachers are verry kind
6. On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:43 p.m, Tracie McMichael (nee Harris), a pupil from Texas USA wrote:
Just an addendum....looking through the pictures, I saw the swimming pool. My dad, and my friends fathers, were all instrumental in 'building' the pool. The money was raised from the school fete, and they were all given 'jobs' and completed it, in the evenings, under supervision. The following year money was raised for the cover. I had great delight in saying, 'My dad built the pool'.
7. On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:33 p.m, Tracie McMichael (nee Harris), a past pupil from Texas USA wrote:
Fifty years ago, April 1965, I started 'grown up' school at Uxendon Manor, with my friend Karen. We met two other little girls, who were 4 years old, Lesley and Michele. We were in Mrs. Thorne's class.
It was a lovely classroom, with a Wendy House. Mr MacDonald was the Headmaster, and he was very tall and awesome, but very kind.
Since then, the four little girls have kept in touch, even though I am now living in Austin, TX, in the USA.
Those years, from Reception to the '10's', (no Y1, Y2 in those days,) were wonderful. My teachers (after Mrs Thorne) were, Mrs Rita, Mrs Clifford and Mrs Franklin (job shared), Mr. Bromley, Mr Smith and Miss Creek (2 years).
Fifty years ago we knew nothing of Internet, 'smart' phones, or 'Skype' (without which I would have to resort to old fashioned writing to keep in touch with my friends).
We were safe at Uxendon Manor, and the memories will live forever.
8. On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:38 p.m, Prit, a past pupil from uxendon wrote:
I really miss uxendon, I want to meet my old friends and go back to kingswood, and yr 6! Claremont is cool but uxendon is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better
9. On Saturday, March 07, 2015 at 11:11 a.m, Hafsa, a past pupil from Uxendon wrote:
I really miss Uxendon Manor!
High School is quite tough; all the bags, lessons and homework!
I wish I could rewind back to year 6; Preperation for SATs, Kingswood, Year 6 Party and so much more!
10. On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:40 p.m, Christopher Rider, a past pupil from Hampshire wrote:

I remember my time at Uxendon Manor, in the early 1950's as if it were yesterday. Now I have retired I have time to reminisce about the most formative experiences of my life at this school. Top of the memories- the Headmaster, W.W.McDonald. What DID the W stand for, I wonder..?
Tall, slender and aquiline-featured, the sight of this elegant man with his shock of white hair, puffing his pipe and soliloquizing about the world was to sear itself in my young mind for ever. I recall being summoned to his study to hear his views on many subjects. Wonderfully unforgettable.

Mrs Inkpen - my parents paid for extra maths lessons at her home opposite the Churchill Hall in Kenton. A kindly, smiling soul.
Others here remember different members of staff. Dorothy Creek (unmarried) with her slight impediment, Mrs Golding, Herbert Smith, whose face appeared to be made from hammered vellum, Mrs Dunn - her family lived on the Regal Way roundabout and her son Peter was a great friend. And Mr Fry of course.
The old air raid shelters took on a new life as bike sheds, and housed my little parabike after cycling across the park and crossing Shaftesbury Avenue near the synagogue.
I felt safe and happy at this lovely little school. Much of my work since then has involved children who have had the most unhappy starts in life, so the ethos of Uxendon Manor stands for me as a beacon of all that gives little ones the love and boundaries they need.


1. On Friday, February 13, 2015 at 08:13 a.m, Luis Ursescu, a pupil from London wrote:
YO YO YO !!! Mr parry is the best headteacher you could have fron the whole world even the universe!
2. On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:08 p.m, Luis, a pupil from Romania wrote:
Hey miss merlin is the best teacher in the world!!!it is because she is a verry funny and enjoyable teacher to have from Luis 5m
3. On Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:16 p.m, Niruja Sivathasan, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Nice to meet you guys again !Hopefully all the tests will go on well that you will be proud of .Come on roll up your sleeves and try your hardest. Well done teachers as well!
4. On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:16 p.m, Niruja Sivathasan, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Thank you all the teachers I have had in my past year groups . Soon I will be leaving and I would like to say well done everyone including the staffs .This has been the best school ever! See you soon!!
5. On Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:46 p.m, Meshkat, a pupil from London wrote:
Miss Belmonte please can you visit uxendon Manor School and come to 2L Thank you
6. On Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:08 p.m, mohammed khan, a pupil from london wrote:
hi uxendon manor im gonna miss this school especially my friends alex kobe jayden saihil vinesh
7. On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:54 p.m, Shoaib, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Gordon Brown Centre was very cool especially the staff because without them it wouldn't be fun as it is.
8. On Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:01 p.m, Rhea Desai, a pupil from England wrote:
I LOVE UXENDON MANOR PRIMARY SCHOOL!Hi Mrs Warren please can you come and visit us I miss you.
9. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 8:11 p.m, dr nimisha koller nee patel, a pupil from Coventry wrote:
I left uxendon manor in 1990. I was in class 10k with mr woodfield as my teacher. He was the best teacher in the world. He has had the biggest most positve impact on my life, more than words could describe and more than he will ever know. I look back with the fondest of memories. This was one of my happiest times in my life. I think we were the last year to go to butlins in Wales and put on the play, going going gone where I played a politician and the queen of hearts from the nursery rhyme! I now live in Coventry where I believe its where mr woodfield was from and knew that he supported Coventry football team.
10. On Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 7:57 p.m, Millie, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:

YO YO YO Mrs Aklekar is the BEST!Simply BETTER than the rest


1. On Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at 08:12 a.m, Montadar, a past pupil from southhall wrote:
i misss uxendon manor so much i want to come back
2. On Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:53 p.m, baqir, a pupil from london wrote:
Hi miss Power i hope you got better
3. On Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:50 p.m, Samir, a past pupil from Southall wrote:
i miss everybody form uxendon manor
4. On Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:48 p.m, meshkat, a pupil from uxendon manor wrote:
To Miss Belmote i am really missing you hope you come to uxendon and visit 2l
5. On Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:59 p.m, Jabeen Irfan, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Hiya Guys,
I really miss year 5 and Miss Belmonte but, year 6 is really awesome and I really like Miss Morshed, SHE IS THE BEST!!! But most of all I really want to say that yaer 5 and 6 are the best years I have been through and I only have 1 more year left and I LOVE UXENDON MANOR PRIMARY SCHOOL!!! I DONT WANT TO LEAVE!!
From a awesome student at uxendon manor primary school
6. On Thursday, December 05, 2013 at 2:59 p.m, Miss. Belmonte, a general visitor from CANADA wrote:
Hello wonderful students of Uxendon, especially the amazing Year 6's. I just wanted to stop in and let you know that I have already started playing Christmas carrols for my new class; but they don't appreciate them as much as last years 5B class did ;) ... hope you are all working hard. Sending Christmas Concert wishes to KS1 - I am sure it will be nothing less than magical!!! Hope to visit everyone in the New Year. xox
7. On Friday, November 08, 2013 at 8:25 p.m, baqir, a pupil from uxendon manor wrote:
Hi Mrs power we hope you get well soon. If you ever get time please can you visit as.
8. On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:45 p.m, Bhakti Savani, a pupil from Harrow wrote:
I miss Miss Belmonte and Mrs Morshed IS awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Year 5 and 6 are the beat years of my life!!!!!!!
9. On Monday, September 30, 2013 at 1:13 p.m, Inaya Bhamani, a past pupil from wembley wrote:
hiya uxendon. missin all of u, especialy mrs Aklekar:)
10. On Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9:20 p.m, prit, a pupil from uxendon wrote:
YAY today miss belmote came :)


1. On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 4:11 p.m, Miss. Belmonte, a general visitor from CANADA wrote:
Just stopping in to thank all my lovely 5B students from the 2012/2013 year. All of the comments that you left on here are absolutely beautiful. You were the best class I could have ever imagined having and I miss you all the way to Canada and back :) ... I am still in England though and hope to visit all of your brilliant Year 6 minds soon!!!! xoxo
2. On Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 5:12 p.m, crenton olive, a past pupil from uxendon wrote:
i miss uxendon!!!!!!!!
3. On Thursday, August 01, 2013 at 5:00 p.m, mohammed khan, a pupil from uxendon manor wrote:
thank you thw whole year five team especially my teacher miss belmontem i am sorry you had to leave but evreyone has there time but i still love bananas
4. On Monday, July 29, 2013 at 4:41 p.m, Vishal Chauhan, a past pupil from Edgware wrote:
I had a great time at the school up until 1994 when I left! So many great teachers such as Miss Summers, Mr O'Toole and ofcourse the legend Mr Woodfield!

Memories include a trip to a place called Tilney and Mr Woodfield calling me into his classroom when his beloved Coventry beat my team Spurs! Thankyou so much for providing me with a great foundation to my future education.
5. On Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:35 a.m, prit, a pupil from uxendon manor wrote:
thank you for a wonerful yer miss belmonte, miss merlin , miss amin and miss deena ill miss miss belmonte as she is leaving :)
6. On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 8:49 p.m, HAFSA, a pupil from UXENDON wrote:
7. On Monday, June 24, 2013 at 4:43 p.m, Jabeen Irfan, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Hello Everyone,
Just to let you know a VERY VERY special concert will be performed on Tuesday 16th July 2013... ENJOY THE SHOW AT UXENDON MANOR PRIMARY SCHOOL!!!
From a student at Uxendon Manor Primary School
8. On Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:46 a.m, Payal Rabadia, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Thank you so much Miss Belmonte,Miss Merlin,Mrs Vekaria and Miss O' Shaughnessy for the best trip at Gordon Brown Centre!!!
9. On Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 3:01 p.m, Barrie Higgs, a pupil from Wembley/Kenton wrote:
Schools, teachers, friends and family are the most important things in a child’s life.

Uxendon Manor was the most wonderful school. I started there in 1953-4. We loved our school and had a great sense of belonging. We used to walk to and from school and rarely saw a car other than Mr McDonald’s (the headmaster) black ?Morris. He was a wonderful headmaster, he would always teach when required and used to set us difficult (to us) questions to find the answers to – the first one to find him and give him the answer was often rewarded with a sixpence.

I remember nearly all of my teachers and many others, Mrs Inkpen, Mrs Creek, Mrs Golding, Mrs Clutterbuck, Mrs Annals, Mrs Dunn, Mr Fry, Mr Jones and Mr Simons the caretaker.

Mr Jones who used to smoke a pipe and end every day with a story and a joke (some of which I still tell) was, without doubt, the person who most influenced me as I grew up. He gave me knowledge, thinking skills and self confidence. I wish I could pass my thanks on to him and/or his family.

Keep up the good work.
10. On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 9:35 p.m, Jabeen Irfan, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Hello Everybody,
I just wanna say that its nearly the end of year and i just wanna thank Miss Belmonte and Miss Merlin for the teaching in Year 5. Thank you SOOOOO much!!!!! I am going to miss you!! :( ;(
From a student at Uxendon Manor and Miss Belmonte's sensible student in the class,


1. On Sunday, June 09, 2013 at 6:36 p.m, Lindsey Ruff nee Thompson, a past pupil from Selsey West Sussex wrote:
Fan website and great to see that my old school is very much how I remember it from the photos. I attended Uxendon Manor around 1972 - 77 two teacher I remember the most were Mrs Retair my reception teacher strict but caring stroking my head when I cried with a headache and the great Mr woodruff (funny i should marry a Mr Ruff years later) . A big hairy bearded gentle giant playing "House of the rising sun' on his portable record player. And can't believe you still have the swimming pool under the white tunnel canopy. Had lots of fun learning to swim in there. The dinner hall was next to it as I remember. Many happy memories. Wishes all your past and future pupils lots of happy days in this lovely school. Xx
2. On Wednesday, June 05, 2013 at 8:46 p.m, Jabeen Irfan, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Thank you SOOO much for taking me to the lion king theater I REALLY REALLLYY loved it there and i hoped everyone else enjoyed it to!!!!! Thank You to Miss Belmonte,Miss Merlin,Miss Vekaria,Miss Patel,Miss Patel,Miss Morshed and Miss Aklecar. Thank you to you all who came on the trip
From a student at Uxendon Manor,
3. On Wednesday, June 05, 2013 at 8:33 p.m, vidhi brahmbhatt, a pupil from london wrote:
4. On Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 4:01 p.m, Muna Ahmed, a pupil from london wrote:
I really do not want to leave Uxendon. Mrs. Aklecar, Mrs.Morshed, Mrs.Vakaria,Mrs.Hastings and Miss Patel, U ROCK AS TEACHERS! Mrs.Aklecar, you are the best class teacher EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. On Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 8:29 p.m, Damini Bakrania, a pupil from Uxendon Manor wrote:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Miss Belmonte, Miss Merlin, Mrs Vekarai & Miss O'shaunessy,
For a wonderful Trip to Gordon Brown!
It was a joyful educational trip which taught me a great deal about the outdoor!:-) and also about my teacher who cannot eat spices :-( my challenge is to make her eat spices by the end of the YEAR!!!!!......;-)
Thank You to All my Teachers!.
6. On Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 6:28 p.m, JAY LUNAGARIA, a pupil from london wrote:
7. On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 6:06 p.m, Richard Leney, a past pupil from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. wrote:
I was a student at Uxendon Manor school from 1950 to 1955.
It's well over sixty years since I walked from my home at Branksome Way, along Lindsay Drive and then the long walk (or so it seemed) along Falcon Way, through the Council Estate and then the pathway alongside the "Brook", which led to the entrance of Uxendon Manor school.
I'm quite sure, that we wore school uniforms - I think that brown was the dominant colour. A blazer with the school emblem sewn onto the pocket, short grey trousers, white shirt and striped school tie. A school cap with a small school emblem completed the ensemble. How smart we must have looked!
Memories of my teachers have faded over the years; however, a few names do emerge from the mists of time. Mrs. Butcher? I remember her as a strict disciplinarian, somewhat stricter than the norm. A good math teacher.
It was during the reign of Mrs. Butcher, that we were taught how to use a pen and ink. To my joy, I was given the responsibility of filling the inkpots, one of which was located in each student's desk. What a mess! We were each issued a piece of blotting paper; however, this did little to clear-up the blobs and splashes that were evident on our school work. Nibs crossed and broke with alarming frequency. Hands, face and clothes provided clear proof that we were masters (?) of a new skill.
Mr. Smith, I remember him well. He would enter the room in the morning. Immediate silence. We would stand in unison. He was silent. We knew what was coming. He raised his conductor's baton. We started. We chanted the words and numbers, like monks in a Benedictine monastery: One times One through all the tables until we finished at twelve times twelve. Mr Smith would then lay aside his baton, the school day began. I have never forgotten my multiplication tables!
I was fortunate to have Mrs. Inkpen as my teacher in my last year at Uxendon Manor school. All we knew of Mrs. Inkpen's personal life, was that she originally came from Cheddar, the town famous for its caves and cheese. Mrs. Inkpen usually ended each school day by reading to us. Chapters read from J. Meade Faulkner's Moonfleet remain clear in my memory. We were introduced to the wonderful childrens' stories written by Enid Blyton. My love of literature stems from those early days in Mrs. Inkpen's class.
On occasion, Mrs. Inkpen would tell us stories of the war years. She described the Spitfires weaving intricate vapour trail patterns in the blue skies above the school in the summer of 1940, as those brave fighter-pilots fought the enemy during the Battle of Britain.
Mr. Macdonald, the Headmaster, was an imposing and fearsome figure of absolute authority. Tall (Or was it that we were short?) with a full head of very white hair. To be sent to his office for some misdemeanour was a terrifying experience.
I suspect, by looking at pictures, that the school hasn't changed too much. Of course, the wartime air raid shelters have long gone. As a small imaginative schoolboy, the strictly off-limit air raid shelters attracted us like a magnet attracts a piece of metal. Temporarily used as a storage place, these cavernous gloomy structures were places of high adventure to us.
The large school canteen must have fed the majority of the school population. Horrible but just about edible food was dished up each day at a cost of five shillings per week. The famously watery custard that contained large lumps of undissolved custard powder, was ladled onto an unimaginable dessert, making it barely edible. Like some of the naughtier students and unbeknown to our parents, we would often use the five shillings to purchase sweets or that gourmet delight known as a chip bun. A large bun hollowed-out and then filled with six penny worth of chips - What could be better than that?
Your web-site sent me back to a time of innocence and joy as we began our life's journey. For that, I thank you.
Should anyone read my message and remember me from those far-off times, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Every success to Uxendon Manor in the future.
Richard Leney.
8. On Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 7:27 p.m, russl habib, a past pupil from germany wrote:
i like this page it makes me feel to go back to year 6.
miss all the teachers as well.
9. On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:17 p.m, Nikesh Vaghela , a past pupil from Claremont high school wrote:
Wow this page has changed &&i do miss umps but life goes on it looks really colorful
10. On Friday, August 03, 2012 at 1:50 p.m, Lynn McCarthy, a staff member from Canada wrote:
Fantastic website! I have really enjoyed exploring it, and thinking of all of my wonderful memories from working at Uxendon!


1. On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:46 p.m, Amara, a pupil from uxendon manor wrote:
cool website
2. On Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 6:15 p.m, Monica Patel, a governor from Wembley wrote:
Fantastic site. Well done! Have enjoyed exploring the site, and I especially look forward to using the kids zone. Merry Christmas!
3. On Friday, December 02, 2011 at 6:32 p.m, Amara khan, a pupil from London wrote:
I like the website because it is very fun and I just want to say to all the teachers a big thank you especially to Miss Mason and Mrs Harper. Amara 6d
4. On Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 1:14 p.m, the Website Administrator, a general visitor from the school wrote:
Welcome to the Guestbook! We hope you have enjoyed visiting the website. Please feel free to leave us your comments.

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