It was the first day of school for pupils and teachers as a new free school specialising in science opened in west London.
Amrit Dokal headteacher and her team of teaching staff were at the doors to greet dozens of young boys and girls to the temporary site on Vicarage Farm Road in Heston .
Children were all smiles on day one as they made new friends in the action packed playground playing with bikes, bricks and balls.
Currently the school is housed on a temporary site at the rear end of Heston House, former old care home, with the permanent school building at the front of the site to be ready by September 2017.
The primary school was given the green light by the Department for Education in October 2014.
The school which will specialise in science and outdoor learning offers 180 places in the first year to reception and year one pupils, accommodating 630 children aged 4 to 11 when full.
The school curriculum plans to extend beyond the classroom with regular planned activities participating in Growing School and Forest School programmes which focus on outdoor environmental learning and encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle.
Ms Dokal said: “I am delighted to be leading Edison Primary School as headteacher.
“It is my responsibility to provide each child with an outstanding education that nurtures their talents, interests and aspirations, and, as our school motto suggests, we shall be ‘igniting young minds today for a brighter tomorrow’.
“I am confident that each and every staff member of Edison Primary is proud and privileged to participate in this exciting new educational experience.”
The school day begins at 8.45am and ends at 3.45pm.