The gates of Saracens’ new stadium were opened for community use for the first time this week.

Hasmonean Boys’ School became the first to hold a PE lesson on the artificial pitch at Allianz Park, formerly the Copthall Stadium, on Wednesday.

PE staff held the lesson at the revamped £24million stadium while exams were taking place in the school’s sports hall.

Saracens says it hopes more community groups and schools will be able to use the pitch, which was laid last month.

The Premiership rugby team plays its first league game at the ground in February.