Governance Structure

The school is a Free School which opened under the government's Free School programme in September 2014. In England, schools that are government funded and are operated independently from local authorities are known as Academies. The Fulham Boys School is a Single Academy Trust (SAT).

In 2014, an Academy Trust company was established. Fulham Boys School Limited is registered at Companies House as a charitable company and limited by guarantee, Company No: 07650064  with registered offices at 532 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5BD.

A company limited by guarantee has both members (akin to shareholders, but without the distribution of profits) and governors or trustees (the equivalent of directors)

The members of the Academy Trust are: 

Jonathan Ambrose, Simon Colebrook, Charles Craven, Deborah De Long, Rebecca Mowling, Arabella Northey, Meriel Stinson, Alexander Wade, Sophia Wade   

The Trustees, known as the Governing Body, manages the school on behalf of the academy trust and its key responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its students, and the performance management of the staff
  • Oversee and ensure effective financial performance.

Like all academies, the school has the Department for Education, acting through the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) as its principal regulator.

The Governing Body has thirteen Trustees composed of individuals nominated by Members, The London Diocesan Board for Schools and the Deanery Synod. School staff nominate the Staff Trustee while elections are held to nominate two Parent Trustees. The Executive Headmaster is a Trustee in his role as Accounting Officer for the school. Trustees may also co-opt others to the Governing Body to support its objectives.

 To contact the governors or put forward a candidate for the Governing Body, please contact the clerk, Jane Proudfoot, by email.




Name Role / Committee Term From Term to Governor Type
Jean-Marc Brisy Parent Governor / Finance and Resources Committe 15 Oct 2021 14 Oct 2024 Parent Governor
Mr Dave Smith Governor / All Committees 11 May 2022   Ex-Officio
Mr Ian Holdcroft Co-opted governor / Sport and Enterprise Committee (Chair) 30 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2024 Co-opted Governor
Holly Mazur Staff Governor / Personnel Committee 12 Jul 2021 11 Jul 2024 Staff Governor
Mrs Claire McAloon Appointed Governor / Finance and Resources Committee (Chair) 25 Nov 2020 22 Nov 2023 Appointed Governor
Tom Passmore Governor and sits on the Education Committee 24 Nov 2021 23 Nov 2024 Foundation Parochial Church Council Appointed
Mrs Elizabeth Phillips LDBS Governor / Education Committee 15 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2022 Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed
Mrs Deborah Prescott Parent Governor / Sport and Enterprise Committee 15 Oct 2021 14 Oct 2022 Parent Governor
Mrs Meriel Stinson Vice Chair / Education Committee (Chair) 22 Mar 2019 20 Mar 2025 Member
Mr Alex Wade Chairman 22 Mar 2019 20 Mar 2025 Member
Mr Liam Walker Governor / Personnel Committee (Chair) and Sport and Enterprise Committee 09 Dec 2021 8 Dec 2024 Appointed Governor

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