LEADERS at a new school have appointed its first head teacher.

Wildern Academy Trust has announced Tamsin Hindley as the head of Boorley Park Primary School - set to open its doors in September 2019.

Tamsin is currently the Deputy Headteacher at Freegrounds Junior School in Hedge End and has been teaching primary school age children for 11 years.

Marie Lou Litton, executive head teacher of Wildern Academy, said: “We’re delighted with the appointment of Tamsin who will bring a wealth of experience and expertise with her to lead the new Boorley Park Primary School.

“I am pleased to confirm that her work will start in January where we will be working together to develop further the curriculum offer, establish clear policies and practice and recruit new staff. In the summer term Miss Hindley will begin to visit the families and children who will be joining the school in September 2019.

Designed by Hampshire County Council the new £6.47 million free school will meet the demand for new school places, generated by families moving in to the new homes being built at Boorley Park.

The new school is being built by Interserve Construction and has been funded principally with financial contributions from the surrounding Boorley Park housing development, together with a grant from the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The two-form entry school will offer 60 places in reception year, for children starting school.

This will mean that when the school is full from Year R to Year 6 (age 10/11), Boorley Park will be educating a total of 420 pupils.

In addition to 14 classrooms, the new school will include: main hall and adjacent music drama studio; group working rooms; specialist practical space for food technology, accessible toilets, offices and a school kitchen. External facilities comprise a grassed playing field, hard play court, as well as a nature and wildlife area for outdoor learning.

Construction of the new school started in August 2018 with a planned completion in Summer 2019, ready for the new academic year which begins in September 2019.