A team of 80 secondary school students attended the Euro 2020 qualification game to see England win against Montenegro.

Year 7 to 13 students from Epping St John’s Church of England School, in Epping, watched their country win 7-0 at Wembley Stadium on Thursday, November 14.

The match marked a historic moment for the Lions, playing their 1,000th international fixture.

The UEFA 2020 championship will take place July next year.

Tom McGarr, subject leader of PE, said: “The students involved in the sports teams at Epping St John’s have really started to excel over the past couple of years, but especially within football.

“As a reward to our footballers – some of whom made the last 32 in the country and came runners up in the EFL cup - the PE department wanted to provide a really good trip.

“It was a great evening and showed students what can be achieved through hard work. It also showed them the professional game of football at the highest level, with an international fixture.

“We hope to make this a regular trip each year as it was a great experience for students to witness England play at the home of football at Wembley.”