A new headteacher has taken charge at St Edward’s Royal Free Middle School in Parsonage Lane, Windsor.

Nina Adamson joined at the start of this term following the retirement of long term head Rod Welsh.

Yvonne Conroy, chairman of the school's governors, said: "Nina has been working in school leadership for over ten years now, including as a special education needs co-ordinator, assistant headteacher, deputy headteacher and most recently as head of school in a church secondary school. We are excited and looking forward to working closely with her."

Mrs Adamson said: “I am thrilled to join the St Edward’s community and feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead and develop the school. Everyone has been very welcoming and I am looking forward to getting to know students, parents and staff in the coming weeks."

The school has built up an impressive reputation in recent years, after achieving an 'outstanding' rating in 2010 followed by the Royal Borough's decision to expand it from a three form to a four form school. Pupil numbers have since expanded from 360 to 480.