A DEPUTY headteacher is leaving a school in Taunton - after 36 years.

Fran Gormley from The Castle School in Taunton is set to retire at the end of this month.

During her time at the school, Mrs Gormley has been teacher of food, head of Sandringham house, assistant headteacher, deputy headteacher and head of school.

"To show how much we appreciate all she has done for the children and the school, we are collating messages for her from students, parents and staff, past and present," said a spokesperson for The Castle School.

"Please send these to FGretirement@castle.somerset.sch.uk."