Colden school appoints new head teacher

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A new head teacher has been appointed at Colden Junior and Infant School.

Lucy Peberdy, who is currently deputy head teacher at a primary school in Bradford, will take over the reins of the school, on Smithy Lane, in September.

The current long-serving head teacher Anthony Greenwood is retiring.

She said: “I’m delighted for this opportunity to be a teaching head of a small school.

“It combined my passion for teaching with my interest in the countryside.

“Colden School has an excellent reputation for the quality of the education that it gives to its children and strong support within the local community.

“My introduction to the school has been to start to get to know the staff and governors, and to meet the parents of new children coming into the reception class in September.

“We’ve still got a few spare places so I’ll be delighted to hear from any parents who would like their children to join the school then.”

Coun Janet Battye, chairman of governors, said: “We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to make such a good appointment in a competitive field.

“Lucy’s degree is in outdoor education and she is currently working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school in Bradford.

“The new classroom is about to be finished so it’s the right time for Lucy as the new head teacher to lead the school in the next stage of its development.”

For more information about the school or the places available call 01422 842438.