Parents, students and staff at a Hersham school are counting down the days until they can move into their new building.

The team at Three Rivers Academy has been watching eagerly over the last 18 months as the artist's impression became a reality and now it is nearly ready.

The school - which became part of The Howard Partnership Trust in September 2016 - said the building, with 'striking colours' on its facade continuing through the inside of the building, will become a focal point in the community.

Three Rivers' old building was opened in the 1950s and added to over the next five decades, with some of its buildings being designated 'temporary'.

The new school contains everything for 21st century learning in one building with facilities 'to enable students to flourish, feel proud and use as a springboard to their future careers in a fast moving global economy', according to the school.

The sports hall is the size of six badminton courts while there is also a gym and a dance studio complete with barre and mirrors.

Students are due to move in on February 26.

Head of school Anne Louise Payne said: "This has been an exceptionally busy half term at Three Rivers Academy since our return from the Christmas holidays. As I type I am surrounded by packing crates as we prepare for the next very exciting chapter for the school as we move into our fantastic new build.”