FEARS have been raised over the future leadership of Lymm High School after it was revealed that a permanent head teacher has yet to be appointed.

One concerned parent, who has asked not to be named, says she has serious reservations about the school’s progression should it fail to offer current executive principal, Tarun Kapur a permanent contract.

She said: “Since his appointment as head teacher of Lymm High School, parents, pupils and staff have been delighted at the amazing difference which is now evident throughout the school.

"It is unbelievable that the governors will not engage Mr Kapur and the Dean Trust on a permanent basis which parents and staff know would sustain the massive improvements for the school and the pupils of the future.”

Mr Kapur, who stepped up to the role last year following the suspension of former head teacher Angela Walsh, is currently contracted to remain at the school until Christmas.

Chairman of governors Kieran Walshe said the governing body will look to appoint a permanent head teacher ‘in due course’.

He said: "We confirm there is no change to the arrangement for senior leadership support from the Dean Trust, and Tarun Kapur remains the executive principal of the school.

"Governors will, of course, need to appoint a permanent head teacher in due course, and more information will be made available at that time.

"Both the school and the Dean Trust are committed to ensuring that the progress made this year is sustained and improved next year.”