Annette Westrick, who has spent the last five years at Westrick Academy in Northampton, has been named its new chief executive.
Ms Westrick is the first African American to lead the newly created Westrick music school in the UK.
Her appointment follows the departure of former head teacher and CEO of Westrick Entertainment, David Balfour, who resigned in December.
Ms Balfor, who oversaw the academy from 2011 to 2016, has remained in the role in the interim.
Westrick said the new chief was “one of the world’s most respected business leaders and has a clear vision for how Westrick will continue to grow”.
It is a very special time for Westrick,” Ms Westrick said.”
I am delighted to be joining this exciting new chapter in my life, a journey that has brought me to Westrick.
“Westrick’s headteacher, former Olympian, Lyle Campbell, said Ms Westrock was a “great fit” for the new school.”
She has a passion for children’s music and is passionate about her work as a teacher and executive,” Mr Campbell said.
Westricks head has been in the private sector since the late 1990s.
The company has more than 4,500 students in 13 schools across the UK, which it acquired in 2011.
The move comes after the new Westrick was recently named in a damning report into alleged bullying and bullying culture at the private school.
Westick has also worked with the BBC and the National Lottery to raise awareness about the impact of bullying in schools.”
It’s a real privilege to join the world-class staff and the world class students at Westick, and I can’t wait to share this exciting time with all of them,” Ms Campbell said in a statement.