Peter Green, headmaster of Ardingly College, is leaving after seven years to become head at Rugby School.
Mr Green, who has overseen many improvements at Ardingly, will take up his new position from September 1, 2014,
Chairman of governors Jim Sloane said that after an “exceptional” period of service, Mr Green had been “tempted away to one of England’s most famous schools.”
Mr Green said: “It is a great honour to be headmaster at Ardingly and I have loved every moment. I will be so sad to leave this wonderful school at the end of the summer term.
“The new role at Rugby is very exciting, of course, and my wife Brenda and I are looking forward to the
Before joining Ardingly in 2007, Peter Green was at Ampleforth school, Uppingham and Strathallan. Since then the school role at Ardingly has grown from 740 pupils to 940. Nearly 50 per cent of the sixth form now study the IB with 80 per cent of pupils gained A* to B in IB/A-Level, rising from 59 per cent in 2007.
A £12m transformational refurbishment plan has seen improvements including a new ensuite, co-ed boarding and day house for 130 Upper VI students; a relocated and completely refurbished Prep School; a new Pre-Prep school; new modern languages classrooms; and a new business and economics centre.