THE headteacher of Sacred Heart Primary School in Henely is to leave.
Karen Edwards, who took over at the school in Greys Hill in 2006 has accepted an offer as head of a new free school in Reading.
She will remain at Sacred Heart until the end of the spring term and a new headteacher will be appointed for the start of the next academic year.
Rachel Gavin will be acting headteacher between April and September.
Morag Stewart, who chairs the governors, said: “We will be very sorry to see Karen go after seven very successful years at the school but understand that she has been presented with a rare career opportunity and fully respect her decision.”