A Battersea primary school has re-opened its doors to pupils after being redeveloped as part of the Battersea Exchange project.

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, in St Joseph’s Road, now has a school building which features a specially-designed 852 square metre rooftop games pitch and a school hall alongside new classrooms.

One of its key features is said to be a slide that runs from the first floor out into the playground.

The school has now increased its capacity to allow two-form entry and a new early years centre for the local community.

The children have been involved throughout the project, from helping them to decorate the hoardings while the school was built to getting to come and try out the new football pitch facilities when they were finished last year.

Jared Brading, executive headteacher at St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, said: "We are really excited to open a brand new school in its entirety.

"It is the culmination of years of planning and hard work from lots of different organisations.

"We are extremely grateful to the Diocese of Southwark, the governors of the Federation of Sacred Heart and St Mary's Roman Catholic schools Battersea, the developers Taylor Wimpey and the builders Midgard.

He added: "St Mary’s Catholic School has provided education to the young people in this part of Battersea for over 100 years, and with the final completion of these new school buildings St Mary’s can continue to be provide a safe and secure place for future generations of young people to learn and play, and also be a resource working in partnership with the local community in the years to come."