Pupils both past and present were in attendance as a Sutton primary school has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Devonshire Primary School, in Devonshire Avenue, commemorated the golden jubilee with a photograph before singing songs from the 1960s last week (May 8).

After initially beginning with 153 pupils, there are now more than 700 who go to the school as it is currently rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Headteacher Fiona Oastler said: “We had a fantastic week celebrating our 50th anniversary, with Friday being a wonderful finale to our celebrations.

“Our aim was for the children to not only have fun but to also create some very special memories of Devonshire’s 50th.”

The school’s field was decorated with banners, while games from the past half-century were played as well.

At the end of the day the pupils went to the playground where the flag, designed by Thinon, was raised on the school’s new flagpole.

Visitors not just former pupils, but staff, governors, and two previous headteachers – Roger De La Perrelle and Martin Kearsey.