It’s not just parents who are thrilled when school starts up again – just look at the happy and excited faces on these children too!

We asked for ‘first day at school’ photos and got the lovely selection that you can browse through in the gallery above.

For many of the children, who are from our newspapers’ patches across south London, this week was their first ever day at school or nursery.

For others it was the step up to big school and for some it was moving up another school year.

Thanks very much to all the parents who have shared their pictures.

If any more of you would like to send a snap of your little 'uns on their first day of term email us at