It is that time of year again – school prom season.

Normally, it would be the time hardworking students enjoy glamorous evenings to mark the end of their exams.

From beautiful gowns to smart suits, and luxury cars to more unusual modes of transport such as double-decker buses, youngsters across the county let loose and celebrate in style.

Gone are the days of the leavers’ ball or leavers’ disco – the poorer English cousin to the prom.

Just like Halloween years before, proms made the trip from across the pond and now the events are often lavish affairs with students splashing the cash on couture outfits and luxury transportation.

Covid-19 might have put an end to all that for now – or at least caused the celebrations to be scaled back – so we dug through our archives to bring you proms in Bucks from years gone by.

In 2010, a bus firm stepped in to rescue stranded school pupils who were dropped by a limo firm just hours before they were due to be chauffeured to their school prom.

A limousine firm cancelled on the 32 Holmer Green Senior School students just five hours before their lavish do to celebrate the end of their exams.

But after a desperate ring around by panicked parents, Carousel Buses sent a restored Routemaster bus and conductor to the pick-up point in Toms Turn, Hazlemere, to ensure the relieved pupils made it to the ball on time.

A year later, Wycombe High School pupils also went to their prom in an old fashioned Routemaster bus, while in 2008, a group of Great Marlow School pupils managed to get a limo to chauffeur them in style.

And a group of students from The Beaconsfield School arrived to their Year 11 prom in style in 2014.

The majority of students would have made the short trip from Beaconsfield to the Uplands Hotel in High Wycombe by car, but seven lucky students flew in by helicopter.

The six boys and one girl – Jacob Pollard, Marcel Job, Walid El Kurdie, Ben Slade, Jess Williams, Nizar Elmesbahi and Afonso Fernandis – were taken in two trips in the helicopter, which was organised by one of the generous parents.