IT IS a new term and a new look for a school after it was given an overhaul during the summer following flooding at the end of last year.

Iver Village Junior School in High Street, Iver has undergone a facelift after heavy rains caused water to flood into the school in June, damaging six of the school's eight classrooms.

Classes had to be held in the hall and library, and major redecoration work had to be carried out over the summer but the school has opened for the new term with a fresh look.

Jill Digweed, headteacher, said: "We had terrible weather and because of the way the school is laid out the playground slopes towards the school and the Victorian drainage system couldn't prevent the water from flooding towards the doors.

"All but two of the classrooms were damaged. The carpets had to be ripped up and there was damage to the skirting boards.

"But the team have come in and done lots of painting and it looks like a whole new school.

"We were on a high at the time having just had our good Ofsted report, so we were stressed and upset but now we have a lovely fresh start."

She added: "The parents and community were so accommodating to us after the flood. We had so many offers for help which was lovely so thank you."