A DEPUTY head at St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing, is to be the new head of More House, an independent girls school in Knightsbridge.

Faith Hagerty will join at the start of the summer term, to replace Amanda Leach, who leaves after 22 years.

In her 14 years at St Augustine's, Faith Hagerty relaunched the sixth form, expanded the school roll and improved academic standards.

Outside work, she also founded a drama school for children aged 3-18, which she ran for 12 years.