An "excellent" Marlow head teacher will be retiring from her role at the end of August after 13 years.

As of September 2016 deputy head of Great Marlow School, Kevin Ford, will take over from current head, Geralyn Wilson.

Mr Ford, who has been teaching at the secondary school on Bobmore Lane for more than five years, was appointed by the board of governors from a field of candidates located across the country at the end of last week.

On his appointment Mr Ford said he is "honoured" to have been chosen, saying: “I am looking forward to working closely with staff, pupils, governors, parents and the community.

“I believe passionately in our ethos of ‘Creating Opportunities, Releasing Potential, Achieving Excellence’, and I look forward to building on the strong learning culture and high expectations already in place within the school.

“I am very aware of the many areas of success associated with the school and, in partnership with you all, and as headteacher, I look forward to building on the excellent achievements of Mrs Wilson.

“My experience as deputy headteacher since 2010 has given me a thorough insight into the school and a clear, strong vision for securing each student’s success.”

Mrs Wilson said she has “loved” being headteacher at Great Marlow, but is looking forward to the future as she intends to continue to work within education.