Some students at a Wallington primary school won't be returning to class as soon as they would have expected.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at Bandon Hill Primary School in Sandy Lane South on Christmas Day.

Part of a single-storey classroom was damaged by the fire. There were no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Now Sutton Council has issued a statement on the incident.

"Sutton Council is working closely with the Senior Leadership Team at Bandon Hill Primary School following the fire at the school on Christmas Day," it read.

"A site visit took place today to assess the extent of the damage caused and to plan the necessary reparation works.

"A contractor will be on site from the 31st December to begin the necessary work.

"The school wrote to parents on the 26th December to state that pupils in Reception, Year 1 and 2 (the classrooms that are affected) will not be able to attend school until the 20th January 2020."

The council added that all other year groups should attend school as normal.

"We are working to try and ensure the school is fully operational as quickly as possible," the statement continued.

"Further updates will be issued by the school in due course."