A SCHOOL is celebrating 50 years of education with the help of West End musical stars.

The Warriner School, in Bloxham near Banbury, is hosting a one-day festival to mark its 50th anniversary and has invited Abba Mania to headline the event to help with the seventies theme.

The tribute band has toured 30 countries and performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London.

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The school opened in 1971, but Covid delayed anniversary plans.

Now they are keen to invite the surrounding community to join them for a special birthday bash.

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Head of school Sharon Nicholls said: “The Warriner School was and is the heart of this vibrant and exciting area and we are really excited to celebrate - 1970s-style - with past, present and future students and staff at our celebration summer festival.  We look forward to many of you joining us.”

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Staff estimate that more than 850 teachers and support workers have been employed by The Warriner, while 11,000 pupils have been on its register.

The 50th celebration will take place from 3-11pm, on Saturday July 2 in the school grounds.

Abba Mania will perform in the evening and there will also be school performances, campus tours, an archive of photos and an afternoon dog show.

Tickets cost £15 for adults, £10 for 11-18-year-olds and £5 for five to 11-year-olds.

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