A school that taught the likes of Jimmy Carr, Ulrika Jonsson and Zoe Ball celebrated its 60th anniversary on Saturday with its first ever head teacher.

Farnham Common Village Schools - comprising Farnham Common Infant School and Farnham Common Junior School – marked the special milestone on September 30 and invited the very first head teacher, Aubrey Bass, to celebrate with them.

Mr Bass – who still lives in the village – said he was “thrilled” to join the celebrations and cut a ribbon in front of more than 550 people.

Television personality Johnny Ball – father of Zoe – and Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve also attended the 1950s-themed birthday party.

The school opened in 1957 and has had six head teachers including the current head, Allison Fischer.

The anniversary event kicked off with an art exhibition called ‘The Face of 2017’ featuring self-portraits painted by current pupils. There were also dance and choir performances, 50s-themed food and drink and a pocket money 50s toy stall.

A time capsule filled with memorabilia from 2017 chosen by each class in the school is also set to be hidden in the school grounds to be opened decades in the future.

Mrs Fischer said she was “really excited” to celebrate the school’s six decades, while Mr Grieve added: “I am delighted to join the schools in celebrating the 60th anniversary of Farnham Common Village School.

“For as long as I have been the local Member of Parliament, these have been superb schools. I am pleased to be able to congratulate them on their success and wish them a bright future.”

In 2016 Farnham Common Infant School and Farnham Common Junior School came together as a federation under new name Farnham Common Village Schools.