A new building has opened at an ‘outstanding’ primary school in Anerley - featuring classrooms, a cave, climbing wall, sandpit and a games unit on the roof.

Works on the EYFS building at Stewart Fleming Primary School, in Witham Road, finished in late September.

The building will house new classrooms as Stewart Fleming works towards becoming a permanent three-form entry school.

The facilities also include a state of the art outside learning area with a climbing wall, a cave, a sand pit, and a water pump feature.

There is also a multi-use games unit which is on the roof of a building. The space will be used for PE lessons.

Deputy Head Helen Chisholm said: “The children have responded fabulously to it. They are thoroughly enjoying the use of the new building.

“The parents are very impressed. They had the opportunity to tour the school one evening and I think they felt incredibly lucky that their children have the chance to use such fantastic facilities.

“We are providing more children with the chance to enhance their learning even further. We are an outstanding school and if we have more children, they will get the benefit of our teaching.”

A second phase of works is set to take place, so the school can take more children.

The EYFS building was opened last week, by Regional Schools’ Commissioner, Dominic Herrington.

Mr Herrington was joined by The Pioneer Academy’s trustees, governors, site project manager, architect and members from the catering team, Nourish, for a tour of the building.

Stewart Fleming Primary School was given an overall rating of ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors in June 2016.

The report said: “All pupils thrive and achieve exceptionally well, irrespective of their background, ethnicity, gender, ability or whether they have special educational needs or disability.”

The school was rated outstanding in all five assessment categories. Its success is all the more impressive as it was in special measures in 2008 before it became an academy school.

Stewart Fleming is a member of the Pioneer Academy Trust.