Pinner County Grammar School

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Pinner County Grammar School was a grammar school in Pinner, London from 1937 to 1982. In its latter years it became a college as Pinner Junior College and Pinner Sixth Form College.

Pinner County was built to accommodate 508 boys and girls by Middlesex County Council at a cost of £48,619. It was officially opened in November 1937.[1]

Although the school was not especially music focussed, former pupils include Reg Dwight (otherwise known as Elton John), Simon Le Bon, Ron Goodwin and Gordon Beck, all famous musicians. The actor Tony Jay was a pupil in the early 1940s, as were the writers Bill Gunston and Wendy Holden (aka Taylor Holden), the writer and broadcaster Gay Search and the footballer David Jones.

When the college closed in 1982 it was taken over by Heathfield School. An open day for former Pinner students is held every year on the first Saturday after the first bank holiday in May.[2]


  1. ^ C W Radcliffe, Middlesex, Evan Brothers, London, 1939, pp134-136
  2. ^ POSA official website