HAGLEY Catholic High School will be welcoming a new principal in September.

Deputy headteacher Suzanne Horan has been appointed to take over from long-serving Ted Hammond who is retiring at the end of the summer term after 26 years at the Brake Lane school.

Elaine Yates, chairman of Hagley Academy Committee, said: “We look forward to working with Mrs Horan in her new role, to implement her vision for moving the school forward, and to lead the staff to achieve the very best outcomes for the children and young people whom we serve.”