CHERIE White has been appointed headteacher at SGS Pegasus School.
She joined the special school in Patchway in an interim role in September and has now got the permanent post.
The school for pupils with autism spectrum conditions opened in 2017 and now has more than 90 pupils.
Chris Berry, chair of the Local School Board, said: “This year, the school has made significant advances. Cherie has been instrumental in driving these, proving herself to be an inspirational and effective leader who has the trust and confidence of her colleagues and the respect of the whole school community.”
Ms White said: “We are very proud of our school, which is a happy, caring and nurturing environment, with an ethos that every child is able to achieve. We are fully committed to building children’s confidence and preparing them for their lifelong journey of discovery. I am thrilled to be able to lead the school forward in the coming years. I am grateful to the dedicated staff for supporting me in my time as interim headteacher, and I am excited about what we will all achieve together.”