A nursery and reception block at Mill Hill’s Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Primary was opened by Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks on Tuesday.
Sir Jonathan fixed two mezuzot to the new facility, which had been under construction since March 2007, and Barnet Mayor Councillor John Marshall was also among the guests. Pupils sang at a special assembly.
School head Jillian Dunstan said: “The block is absolutely wonderful and is very child-centred. It will help the school move forward in providing ever-improving facilities.”
Mrs Dunstan, who took charge in September, added: “This is a lovely and exciting start and has been a good community school project.”