A new school has welcomed its first batch of youngsters.

Harris Academy Wimbledon opened its (temporary) doors to to 130 year 7 students in its Whatley Avenue home as some couldn't wait to get started.

Jaye, 11, who has just joined the academy, said: “I am really, really looking forward to learning and making new friends at Harris Academy Wimbledon.

"I've been thinking about after-school activities and the student council and it would be an honour to do those very special things.”

The school is hoping that it will soon be able to move to a new location in High Path, where a brand new building is expected to be built.

Jo Larizadeh, Principal of the new school said: “As principal, I am extremely proud to be leading an ambitious new academy and it has been a pleasure to welcome our first year 7 students to Harris Academy Wimbledon.

"We have everything in place so that we can deliver an excellent education to our students from day one.”