A STATE-of the art new school will be opened officially next week on the Isle of Wight.
Haylands Primary School moved out of its old building and into the new site opposite the old Swanmore Middle School in Ryde, after the build was finished on-time.
Stef Hopper, headteacher of the primary school said: "Staff and pupils are thrilled to be in such an exceptional new building.
"The school council worked very closely with the architects on the design on areas such as the landscaping and the playground."
The school opened at the start of term, and will be officially opened by Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight Maj Gen Martin White at 11am on Wednesday.
The new school has bigger classrooms, a larger sports hall, open-plan spaces and is solar powered. Students will also have access to wireless mobile learning devices such as iPads.
Mr Hopper said: "We are all now looking towards a bright and successful future in our new home where children can grow, thrive and achieve excellence."
Dawn Cousins, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member said: "By the end of the year the Island will also have two more state-of-the-art schools, with Cowes Enterprise College due for completion in November, and the new St Francis Primary in Ventnor due to be finished in December."