Luminous yellow graffiti that reads “whites not welcome” has been found outside the entrance to a primary school.

Parents dropping their children off to Prince of Wales Primary School, in Salisbury Road, Enfield, today were disturbed by the graffiti at the back entrance to the school, in an alleyway off Mollison Avenue.

A second graffiti has also been painted - an arrow pointing in the school's direction that reads “Islamabad".

Mother Jasmin Nathan, who sends her children to the school, has urged the school to deal with the issue.

She said: “There is often graffiti on that footpath which is unfit for children’s viewing and it rarely gets cleaned up. We shouldn’t have to explain it to our young children and I hope this is quickly sorted out.

"Its the school's duty of care and has done nothing so far. My eldest child was particularly distressed and confused."

Another parent, who did not wish to be named, said: “It leaves a bad taste and looks really bad on the school. I want to see it cleared as soon as possible.”

Cabinet member for environment Councillor Chris Bond said Enfield Borough Council would react quickly to deal with the graffiti.

He said: “We are removing this graffiti as a matter of urgency. We have a large multicultural and harmonious community in Enfield which embraces its diversity.

"Racism of any form is unwelcome in this borough. We’d like to thank the people who brought this matter to our attention and enabled us to deal with it promptly.”

The Enfield Independent has contacted Prince of Wales Primary School, but they have declined to comment on the messages.