Carole Bailey, who is currently head teacher at King Ethelbert School in Birchington, Kent, has been made principal-designate of the Lancing academy.
Mrs Bailey said: "At the heart of my work is a genuine commitment to valuing each child, and creating an environment within which each can achieve their personal best.
"The academy will not only provide academic excellence, but will create opportunities for all students in a caring and nurturing setting."
Boundstone Community College will officially close at the end of August, and will re-open as a Woodard Schools academy on September 1.
Peter Rawlinson, Woodard Schools' academies development director, said: "Carole brings a clear vision and approach to the academy at Boundstone.
"We are sure that under her clear direction and leadership we will develop an outstanding academy that the local community can be proud of."
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