A headteacher's first ever priority for her new Sutton primary school has became a reality after the official opening of a library.

Robin Hood Junior School opened the library on November 30 with the Mayor of Sutton being in attendance.

Headteacher Elisabeth Broers, who joined the school three years ago, said: "The whole school is delighted with the library and I am so grateful for the hard work and generosity that has made this project happen.

"Every part of the school community has been involved in some way and it shows."

Jean Crossby, Sutton's Mayor, praised the ambition of the governors, staff and parents for bringing the dream of a library to life.

She added: "In this day and age, I think it’s amazing to see how excited they are and to see how many parents have come today to support the school is incredible.”

Through fundraising initiatives the school raised over £2,400 to reach its target of having 1000 books in the library for the official unveiling.

Children's author, Jane Ray, also attended the opening and she described the new library as a rarity.

She continued: "I go to lots of schools up and down the country and very few have libraries at all let alone something as extraordinary as this. It’s such a big choice of books, they are lucky children."