A Sutton school has welcomed back a former student turned acclaimed children's author as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.

Jennifer Bell was part of the Overton Grange school's first intake of students and Head Girl for five years.

The author of The Uncommoners series, she returned to the school, in Stanley Road, last week to give Year 7 students - as well as Year 6 pupils from Devonshire and Avenue Primary schools - a workshop on writing children's fiction.

Joint headteacher Keith Stride said: “It was an absolute delight to welcome Jenny back to school. She enthused all the students she spoke to and really stressed what fun reading can be.”