LEADERS have pledged a new primary school just opened in Chapelford will provide an outstanding education for children.

The £4.7 million Chapelford Primary School opened last week in the urban village with parents, teachers and governors backing the modern facility to be a success.

Children and staff from the now closed Sycamore Lane Primary School in Great Sankey have moved there.

Head teacher Joanne Hewson said: “The move has gone really well, considering what a huge task it was.

“The staff have been fantastic and many have worked over half term to go above and beyond.

“Our hope is this becomes an outstanding primary school and that it provides opportunities for these children to move on and be successful in the future.”

Students also gave their new school the thumbs up.

It features colour coded classrooms, a cosy library and sports hall with a heated floor, while iPads are used for interactive lessons.

Pupil Megan Jones, aged 11, said: “Everything here is amazing.

“I think this is going to make children want to go to school more.”

Melike Kalender, aged 10, said: “I will miss the old school a bit, but everything here is new, so I was excited about coming here.”

Heather Daluz is a parent governor at the school.

She said: “It has been exciting and it has been hard work.

“There’s obviously some sadnes to at the old school closing, so it is a bit mixed.

“It’s very much about this being a new school with the same ethos as Sycamore Lane.”