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Local History

The National Curriculum states that pupils should be taught about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

We carry out three local history depth studies (Years 2, 3 and 6) but also make links across all of our topics where necessary. These links are shown on our Knowledge Organisers.

Year 2: Local Heroes study

The children investigate some of the significant people who lived in Hillingdon. The Hillingdon Heritage website is a good source of information:

Year 2 also spend time researching and trying to find the blue plaques in Hillingdon.

You can view example photos in our Gallery.

Please click here for information about the Hillingdon blue plaques:


Year 3: Local Area Study

Year 3 investigate significant historical buildings in Uxbridge. This includes taking part in a local History trail. The children choose one building to research in more detail and then develop a campaign explaining why it should be preserved.

You can visit some of the places listed here.


Year 6: Impact of War on Uxbridge

Pupils investigate the impact of WW1 and WW2 on our local area and find out more about the significance of the Battle of Britain bunker in Uxbridge.

Pupils use a variety of sources including the Uxbridge Library archives and websites such as London Bomb Sight:

This work also includes a visit to the bunker and museum on the former RAF site: