A former Upper Hutt College executive has been jailed for two years and three months for stealing $375,000 from the school.

Donald Hancox, 68, previously admitted 10 charges of obtaining deception.

He stole the money between 2007 and 2014, by creating fake invoices while the school was getting building work done.

Judge Barbara Morris said everyone at the school felt let down by his offending and everyone felt a huge breach of trust.