HE was the lead guitarist in The Police, playing alongside Sting and drummer Stuart Copeland... and Andy Summers is today a huge name in the annals of rock.

But the former Bournemouth classmates of Andy Summers – who launched a solo career after the band disbanded in 1984 – are hoping he might be attracted back for a year group reunion.

He is pictured in the school photo above in the back row, second from the left.

The reunion is aimed at ex-pupils who left Summerbee Secondary School in 1959 and is being organised by David Cox, who now lives in Surrey.

He is hoping as many of the Year 5 three classes of Academic, Technical and Commercial at Summerbee will be able to attend.

“Fifty three years later a few of us, who are still in touch, are looking to hold a reunion for the whole of the 1959 year group on March 30 at a Bournemouth venue,” said David, who was in the Academic class.

“As the age of the group will be in the region of 69, the reunion will be based on a meet, greet and converse over a drink.

“The time for high jinks is long past.”

For more information on the reunion evening contact David at d.j.coxie@googlemail.com or call him on 01932 232797.

Summerbee School itself was built in 1953 at Mallard Road and its former pupils also include the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Condon.