THE headteacher of a leading Glasgow private school has left after just three years in the post.

Ian Munro, rector of Kelvinside Academy in the west end, will leave at the end of the school year to take up a new role as rector of Dollar Academy, in Clackmannanshire.

Appointed in 2016 at the age of just 34, Mr Munro was the youngest head of a private school in the UK.

He previously worked as head of extra-curricular activities at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh, head of biology at Gordonstoun and deputy head of Shiplake College, in Henley on Thames.

Mr Munro will be succeeded by the school’s deputy rector of the past four years Daniel Wyatt.

Mr Wyatt, a former pastoral lead at Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow, has also been named as executive headmaster of the Glasgow Schools Trust, the partnership responsible for the running of both Kelvinside and Craigholme School, on the south side of the city.

Mr Wyatt, who officially takes over at the end of this academic year, said: “I’m incredibly proud to be named as rector of this prestigious school.

"What really excites me is the opportunity to continue to work with all the people who make the school such a special place.

"The pupils, teachers and board members all share my drive and ambition to make the school the best it possibly can be."

Donald Wilson, chairman of the school's governors, added: "Nobody knows Kelvinside Academy better than Dan.

"He has proven himself to be a respected, dedicated, innovative and inspirational leader during his four years at the school."

After graduating from Exeter University in 1996, Dan joined Dr Challoners Grammar School in Amersham, where he taught PE and history prior to moving north of the border in 2003.

Daniel is married to Norah, who is also a teacher – they have two young children.