About Us



The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall strategic management and development of the school. The members of the Board work collectively as a group and are accountable to the wider community for the delivery of the best possible educational, pastoral and support service. They are responsible for ensuring that the overall structure is fit for purpose and consistent with the school’s charitable objectives. The conduct of affairs is delegated to the Head and members of the Senior Management Team and the Board of Governors monitor performance in the light of an agreed framework.

The Board are selected from a wide range of commercial and professional backgrounds with the aim to achieve a balanced and effective team with all key areas of responsibility covered. Members of the Governing body provide their services free of charge and the current membership is as listed below.


Mrs Shirley Thompson (Chair)

Chair of Governors
Joined the Board in 2012
Shirley has a background in personal taxation with a firm of Chartered Accountants
Member of Finance and Health and Safety Committee
Governor responsible for Compliance
Former St David’s parent

Mr Douglas Brown

Joined Board in 2008
Chair of Governors 2010-2020
Douglas was a Partner with a firm of Chartered Accountants
Chair of Finance Committee

Mr Chris Hutchinson

Joined Board in 2012
Chris is Head of a local Independent Senior School

Mrs Jenny Strudwick

Joined Board in 2013
Jenny is a Chartered Accountant
Member of Finance Committee

Mrs Michelle Grant

Joined Board in 2013
Michelle has a background in Human Resources
Governor responsible for Inclusion and Policies
Former St David’s parent

Mrs Ann Stranack

Mrs Ann Stranack
Joined Board in 2015
Ann is a Former Head of St David’s
Previous Early Years Inspector
Governor responsible for Early Years

Mrs Sally Witts

Joined Board in 2018
Sally is Bursar at a local Independent IAPS School
Member of Finance Committee

Mr David King

Joined Board in 2019
David is a Deputy Head at a local Independent Senior School
Governor responsible for Safeguarding

Mrs Catherine Hitchcock

Joined Board in 2020
Cat is a registered Social Worker Governor responsible for Policies
Former St David’s parent

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent”
The Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2018