FBS’s Founders established the school and now hold the governors to account for its ethos.  The 10 founding members include the governors, Meriel Stinson and Alex Wade, plus the following:

Charles Craven

Charles graduated from London University and has lived in Fulham since 1983. He has run his own Landscape Gardening business in the borough for over 20 years.  Passionate about providing sporting opportunity for all, he oversaw development of the sports curriculum at FBS.

Deborah De Long

After gaining a BA degree in textile design in Manchester, Deborah worked as designer and buyer in the Home furnishings industry in both London and New York. She returned to Fulham with her family, set up her own design company, and realising the huge need for more secondary school choice for boys in Fulham got involved with setting up FBS.

Grahame Murray

Grahame is a graduate of the University of Leeds and a Chartered Accountant. His financial and commercial expertise includes development of an on-line educational platform, providing educational services to governments and establishing  a British curriculum school in Abu Dhabi, where he was also on the Governing Board. His financial acumen was pivotal to the secure establishment of the school in its first year. Grahame served as a governor until his work took him back to the Middle East in 2015.

Jonny Ambrose

A BA Hons graduate from Cambridge, Jonny spent the first half of his career in marketing in Unilever and Cadburys followed by the last 15 years working as a freelance business developer and marketing consultant for London based professional service companies in the marketing and advertising arenas.

He was the inspiration behind the idea of a new boys’ school in Fulham.  He served as the first vice chair of Governors, and chaired the Resources Committee, before stepping down in September 2015. He remains a member of the school’s Sports committee.

Rebecca Mowling

Rebecca has 20 years experience in the media and in public relations including working as a journalist on several national newspapers. She specialises in handling corporate communications and reputation management.  Rebecca remains an active member of the school’s sports committee.

Simon Colebrook

Simon is an architect with over 30 years experience including buildings for schools in the primary, secondary & tertiary education sectors. He was closely involved with assessments of potential sites for the application process and in locating FBS’s temporary and permanent homes.

Sophia Wade

In 2010, Sophia became the founding force behind the idea of a new boys’ secondary CofE school in Fulham.  She remains an active part of the Friends of FBS. She  graduated from Reading University with a degree in Geography and has 17 years experience in sales. She lives in Fulham with her husband, Alex, and three sons, and runs her own relocation agency business.

Arabella Northey

Arabella holds a Masters in Divinity from University of Edinburgh and has spent over fifteen years working in both the state and private schools sector after training at Lady Margaret School, SW6. She is a qualified Thinking Matters’ Cognitive Coach and is passionate about ensuring all pupils have access to the depth of curriculum that outstanding schools offer. Having completed her NPQH, Arabella decided to combine her interests in progressive education and leadership with technology and found Meta Prep. 

As a founder of The Fulham Boys School, she was closely involved with the development of the curriculum and the educational offer.  She served as a governor until July 2019 and chaired the Education Committee.


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