A secondary school in High Wycombe will have a new headteacher for the next academic school year.

Wycombe High School, which is situated on Marlow Road within the town, has confirmed that Mrs Sharon Cromie will retire from the position this summer after nearly 14 years in the role.

Her final day as the school’s headteacher will be on August 31, 2022.

The popular head will be replaced by Mrs Nicola Renyard who moves to the WHS from Sir William Ramsey, where was is currently the school’s deputy head.

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She will officially start her tenure at Wycombe High on September 1 this year.

Speaking on her new post, Mrs Renyard has said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to take on this role at one of the finest schools in the country.

All smiles as Nicola Renyard (left) is to replace Sharon Cromie (right)

All smiles as Nicola Renyard (left) is to replace Sharon Cromie (right)

“It is an absolute honour and privilege to be the next headteacher of a school that has such a strong ethos, culture, and commitment to diversity and girls’ education.

“I cannot wait to get started”.

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Mrs Cromie added: “Mrs Renyard and I will be working closely to ensure an effective handover to help a smooth transition.

“I am sure you will join me in wishing Mrs Renyard well when she takes up her new position.”

David Garmon-Jones, Chair of the Wycombe High School Trust Board continued: “After a rigorous and lengthy process to find our next headteacher, we are thrilled to have been able to appoint somebody with the drive, ambition and compassion to lead this internationally renowned school and to continue the journey of excellence that Wycombe High School has followed throughout its 120-year history.”