HEADTEACHER Annette France is moving on from Chipping Campden School after five years.

She will leaving the school on April 15 next year and will be starting a new position as headteacher at Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire to be closer to her family.

Since she started she has been instrumental in forging partnerships between different schools in the area and has close ties with Cleeve and Tewkesbury Schools and Gloucestershire College.

In a letter to parents she said she was taking up the new position with “mixed emotions.”

She said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time leading Chipping Campden School and would like to pay tribute to the superb team of teachers and support staff here who work tirelessly and with consummate skill to ensure that our students have the very best chance to achieve their potential.”

She added: “I am confident that the governors will find an excellent replacement and I am sure the parents and students and staff will give that person the same level of support that I have experienced.”

During her time at the school Ms France has set up an applied learning centre in conjunction with Cleeve and Tewkesbury Schools and Gloucestershire College as well as setting up a behaviour unit in Cheltenham for children who have been excluded.

She has also been involved in a lot of work with the Local Authority in Gloucestershire and has enjoying seeing the school’s rise in GCSE and A-level results three years in a row.

She will start her new position on April 16, 2012.