Bury St Edmunds headteacher Vicky Neale to retire this summer
A long-serving Bury St Edmunds headteacher is to retire this summer.
Vicky Neale, headteacher at County Upper School, confirmed her plans in a letter to parents and carers today (January 22).
She said: "At the end of the academic year, I will complete 43 years in teaching, the last 28 at County Upper.
"I have long planned to retire this summer and am writing formally to confirm this so as to give time for a new headteacher to be appointed.
"It has been an enormous privilege to serve the County Upper community and there will be time for me to say more about this in July."
Speaking to the Bury Free Press, Mrs Neale added: "It will be a huge wrench to leave such a fantastic school after 28 years, 15 as headteacher.
"However, having given 43 years of service to education, I am also looking forward to the opportunity to have more time and to pursue other interests.
"I have announced my retirement in good time to ensure that there is a smooth transition to a new headteacher ."
Mrs Neale taught at Stanley Park High School in Sutton until 1992 and then joined County Upper.
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