A new headteacher has been appointed at a school in Abingdon.

Rachel Hamlyn will take up her role as head of The Manor Preparatory School in September.

The school said it was "delighted" to announce the news of Ms Hamlyn's appointment by the Board of Governors.

Ms Hamlyn is currently the deputy head at Cheltenham College Prep School and has also held a role as head of middle school at St Hugh's School, near Farringdon.

She has a wealth of experience including in early years settings, Key Stage three, and in between.

Ms Hamlyn said: "I am thrilled and very honoured to be taking on the leadership of The Manor.

"The values of ‘challenge, cherish and inspire’ really resonate with my desire to focus on the individual in order to nurture the potential of each child; supporting their growth and development in the broadest possible sense is at the heart of a brilliant school."

Ms Hamlyn has a "proven track record" in academic and curriculum development, says the school, and it says she is "very experienced" in advising families when choosing and preparing for senior school entry.

The school added she "recognises the importance of building strong relationships with all members of the school community" and that her "warmth, clear vision and dynamism make her the perfect choice".