A head teacher has been appointed to help Lutterworth College launch a new school in the town for September next year.
Paul Hostead (35) has been appointed to the post of head of the new Frank Whittle Studio School.
From January, he will work with executive principal of the college Andrew Cooper to launch the school, which is set to open in September 2014.
Mr Hostead worked in industry as a business analyst and project manager working for a supermarket chain before training as a teacher. After completing that training at Warwick University he joined Lutterworth College in 2005.
During his time at the college he was promoted to assistant principal with responsibility for applied and vocational education, for which he has received national and international recognition.
Mr Hostead said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the first headteacher of the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School.
“With specialisms in retail and logistics, engineering and travel and tourism the school offers a unique opportunity for the young people of south Leicestershire.
“It is exciting to be undertaking my first headship in a new school that will have state of the art facilities for our students.
“Being a small school of 300 I am particularly looking forward to getting to know all of the students and their parents and working with them to achieve the best outcomes possible.”
Mr Cooper said: “I am delighted to be working with Paul. He has played a key role in our successful application to the Department of Education and I know he will be a very successful headteacher.”
The school will have further open evenings at the college on November 6 and 19 at 6.30pm. It has 75 places in Year 10 and 35 in Year 12 in the first year of opening.
For more information visit www.sirfrankwhittlestudioschool.com.