A SCHOOL in Broadway is celebrating the start of a special relationship after merging with the next-door primary school.

Little Friends Pre-school officially became affiliated with St Mary's Catholic Primary School on February 1 and is now called Little Friends of St Mary's.

The merger means the pre-school can now have PE sessions in the hall, use the ICT room and staff at the pre-school will be able to work closer together with the early years staff at St Mary's.

Head of School Sarah Munn said: "It's working really well. The governors have been considering it for quite a while so it's just fantastic we've been able to put it all together.

"We're just so pleased we've been able to work together. We can see a really bright future for the pre-school and the school being together."