THE headteacher of new school near Wilton says his vision is to create a school with "exceptional standards" and "aspiration for pupils and staff alike".

Oliver Martindale says he is "delighted" to have been appointed to the role at St Peter's Church of England Primary Academy, which is due to open at St Peter's Place in September.

He said: "I am passionate about education and feel privileged to be leading the establishment of a brand new school.

My vision for St Peter’s is that we will create a school with exceptional standards and a culture of critical thinking, tolerance and aspiration for pupils and staff alike.

Mr Martindale has previously had deputy headteachers roles and was most recently a headteacher in Portsmouth.

"Designing creative and rigorous curricula, planning exciting and challenging lessons and enabling enthusiastic, skilled teachers is my greatest passion and when we get this right, children love school," he said.

He added: "One of our key priorities is to start building a shared history with the emerging community."

Meet the new headteacher sessions are being held on Saturday (February 3) and March 3, at 10am.