A ROMSEY school has announced their headteacher will retire from education in July after serving nine years at the helm.

Cupernham Junior School, Bransley Close, revealed headteacher Jonathan Clay will retire at the end of the academic year in July.

The headteacher joined in 2011 and had "a tremendous impact on the school and community", according to a spokesperson from Cupernham Junior School.

The school also claims Mr Clay has been working for Hampshire County Council since 1986 in education, where he has been "a fantastic asset".

They added: "He will be missed beyond belief and we really want to celebrate all he has done for both the children and staff he has worked with.

"As a school, we would love to give him a lasting memory of Romsey and his time here - we just want to make his final six weeks in education as special as they can be."

Cupernham Junior School announced Mr Clay would retire on Wednesday, July 22.