A SCHOOL in Oxford has announced the name of its new headteacher.

Karen Donaghey will take over at Jericho’s St Barnabas' CE Primary School, according to a newsletter sent to parents this week.

In December the school announced that current head Fiona Hawkins will retire at the end of the academic year.

The newsletter stated: "Governors, staff, pupils and parents all contributed to the appointment process.

"Mrs Donaghey is so excited to have been selected as the new headteacher and I know with governors, staff, families and most importantly children, will make the school a wonderful place."