New North Cheshire Jewish Primary head Joseph Kelly wants to build on its "remarkable record of success".
Mr Kelly, 56, combines years of experience as a head teacher with the further expertise of a senior school improvement adviser in Stockport.
He will start in September but is already familiar with North Cheshire, having been involved in the ongoing training of a number of its staff.
His first headship was in Wandsworth, south London, from 1993-95. He moved to the Stockport area in 1996 to take charge at Cheadle Primary.
"We are lucky to have found someone who understands the ethos of our school and has such extensive relevant experience," said governors' chair Philip Hodari. Mr Kelly said he started with "the advantage of knowing many of the staff through my previous work. I am confident this will stand me in very good stead in settling in quickly."