PAST and present were celebrated as a school marked its centenary year in July 1964.

Headington Quarry Church of England School held a pageant of the school's history, with 11-year-old Paul Johnson playing the part of Father Time.

Pupils performed country dancing at the gathering, which was attended by parents, friends, staff and the Bishop of Oxford, Dr Harry Carpenter.

The school was opened by then-Bishop of Oxford Samuel Wilberforce in September 1864 and Dr Carpenter paid tribute to his predecessor.

He said: "In his 25 years as Bishop of the diocese, he caused a great many churches and schools to be built and, as a result, I am constantly having to attend centenaries brought about by him."