IT'S all change at the top of two Herefordshire primary schools.

Colin Mutton is the new head teacher of Kingstone and Thruxton Primary School after five years at St Mary's School, Fownhope.

And stepping into his shoes at St Mary's is Allyson Middleton, who was previously deputy head at St Thomas Cantilupe School in Hereford.

Colin said his new school had a great atmosphere and that it was nice to be teaching at a larger school again.

He hopes, as head, he will sustain the excellence of the school while increasing enjoyment for the pupils and promoting the arts while building on the school's strong musical teaching.

Commenting on her appointment at St Mary's, Allyson said: "Parents staff, governors and children have made me feel very much at home.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few days and look forward to an exciting year.

"We have already begun improving the timetable and our new outdoor classroom for reception is nearly finished."