Janet Billingsley-Evans has been appointed as Head of The Buchan School.
The appointment comes following the retirement of the previous Head Jane Corlett in March.
Janet joined The Buchan School in 2002 as the Head of the Pre-Preparatory Department. She later became the Deputy Head of the School and has been the Acting Head of the Buchan since March this year.
Commenting on her appointment Janet said: "I am absolutely delighted to be in a position to lead the Buchan into the future. I am privileged to work with such a talented and professional team. We have exciting times ahead as a School and our children will always remain the focus of everything we do."
Nigel Wood, Chairman of Governors, wrote to parents: "As you will be aware, the Governors undertook a thorough search for candidates internally, within the UK and overseas. There was significant interest in the role and a number of candidates were considered from a wide range of UK preparatory and independent schools, some of which were very familiar names indeed.
"In both stages of the interview process, Mrs Billingsley-Evans impressed the panels with her grip of the issues facing The Buchan School and her specific ideas and evident determination to address them with, at heart, the happiness and education of your children. This might be thought to be an obvious advantage for an incumbent, but the extent of her passion and drive to ensure the School succeeds in the future was breath-taking, with the result that her suitability for the role was eminently evident. I trust that you will join with me in wishing Janet every success in her new challenge."