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09:45 Friday 21 June 2013  Written by Paul Miles

New headteacher for Holyport College revealed

Walter Boyle

The new headteacher for Holyport College has been revealed.

Walter Boyle, who is currently deputy principal at Wymondham College in Norfolk, is set to take charge of the new £15m free school in January prior to the school's opening in September next year.

"Holyport College is one of the most exciting developments in boarding education in England today," said Mr Boyle.

"Young people from different backgrounds and of different abilities will benefit greatly from being part of the Holyport community. I look forward to working with them, and with their parents and carers, to ensure they reach their full potential."

The appointment comes a week after building work began at the school which will be built at the former Holyport Manor site in Ascot Road.

The school, which is sponsored by Eton College, will provide up to 500 places for 11-19 co-educational day and boarding pupils.

Governor of Holyport College and current headmaster at Eton College, Tony Little, said they were looking forward to working with their new headteacher and were delighted he had accepted the position.

"He brings with him a great deal of experience from Wymondham and a demonstrable enthusiasm to start a new state boarding school."

Chair of governors, Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Riverside) and deputy leader of the council, also confirmed the school's funding agreement had now been signed by the Minister for Education, Lord Nash.

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