A new primary school in Putney has been officially declared open by Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening.

Oasis Putney Academy’s opening was marked with a tree planting ceremony, in which Miss Greening got some help from pupils to plant a tree.

The school has been built on the site of a former hospital site which closed in 1998.

It is hoped the school will provide much needed school places in this part of Putney.

Di Morgan, Executive Principal of the new school said: "This is a very proud moment for all of us at Oasis Academy Putney, and for the large number of people whose vision and hard work has contributed to the completion of this beautiful new school for future generations of Putney children.

"Oasis Academy Putney is already a happy, safe and challenging environment, in which local children are flourishing academically and growing into caring and responsible members of their local community.

"We are very grateful that so many members of our local community could join us for the celebrations."

Wandsworth’s cabinet member for education Councillor Kathy Tracey said: "It’s great news for families in Putney that this school has now been officially opened.

"Its first intake of pupils is thriving in a brand new building that boasts really excellent teaching and learning facilities.

"The children, their parents and of course teaching staff all seem really excited about their new school and I am sure that Oasis will now go from strength to strength and deliver a great education for children in this part of Putney for many, many years to come."

For more information about the new school visit their website.