A mum furious at the state of her child's school is refusing to send her second born there.

After six weeks of promised works scheduled for the summer of 2016 never materialised, the interior and exterior of the Chigwell Primary continued to deteriorate.

Two years later and in the wake of the hugely profitable sale of land earmarked for 59 homes - the building of which would fund the school's refurbishment - the facilities have not been significantly improved.

Now parents, tired of broken climbing equipment, toilets without seats and shabby portacabins, have mounted a campaign in a bid to get the school fixed.

Nicki Joseph, who has a five-year-old at the school, said: "It is either this or changing school. It has gotten that desperate for me and a lot of parents.

"My daughter is five and she is missing out opportunities because they can't hold certain classes with their facilities."

In an effort to pile pressure on REAch2 academy chain, Mrs Joseph has launched a petition calling on Dame Eleanor Laing MP to intervene.

If the school is not brought up to standard Mrs Joseph, who lives close to Chigwell Primary, said she will figure out how to get her second born child into a different, further away school.

She added: "I am not that kind of parent, but I don't know why I should have to lie to get my kids into another school.

"A lot of parents go to church or rent a flat for a year to get their children into different schools. I don't want to do that. I believe in the state system, but this is not okay.

"There is a school two miles away where I could have taken my children.

"I have a three-year-old. Knowing what I now know, there is no way I am going to put him into that school. But why should we have to go somewhere else when there is a school down the road?"

So far more than 100 people have backed the campaign.

A REAch2 spokesperson said: “REAch2 has overseen and continues to carry out regular maintenance work to the buildings ensuring the school remains operational and fit for purpose.

"As outlined previously we share parents’ ongoing frustrations about the delays to works at Chigwell Primary Academy. We will be meeting with the developer as soon as possible in an attempt to move things forward and are also in discussions with the Parish Council and the Local Authority to gain further support.

"We have kept parents regularly informed and have promised to update them as soon as we have further news from the developer.”

To sign the petition click here.