A 15-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being struck over the head with a hammer by another pupil at Harris Academy in Morden.

Yesterday at 1.51pm, police were called to the school on Lilleshall Road after being informed that a student had been attacked earlier in the day.

A letter to parents, as seen by Newsquest, says that the incident happened during lunchtime in the playground and that the incident is currently under investigation by police as well as the school.

Police said that the suspect had fled the school before police were informed and that no arrests have been made at this stage.

A spokesperson for Harris Academy Morden said the incident was a “distressing one-off in our calm and well-ordered school” and that staff intervened quickly.

They also added that the victim has been given the “all-clear” by medics and that police are in contact with the victims parents.

A small group of pupils witnessed the incident and are being supported by the school.

Enquiries are currently ongoing.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 13:51hrs on Thursday, 25 April to reports that earlier that day a pupil had been struck over the head with a hammer by another pupil at a school in Lilleshall Road, Morden.

“The suspect had left the premises before police were informed.

“The victim, a 15-year-old boy, went to hospital and was discharged later on that evening.

“Police are in regular contact with the victim's parents, the school and the Safer Schools officer has been informed.

“There has been no arrest at this stage. Enquiries are ongoing.”

A spokesperson for Harris Academy Morden: “The incident which involved two students, one of whom was the victim, was a distressing one-off in our calm and well-ordered school.

“Staff were present and intervened quickly.

“There is rightly a police investigation and we are holding our own school investigation.

“The victim has thankfully been given the all-clear by medics, and we are also supporting the small group of students who witnessed what happened and any others who request it.”