Governing Council

The Governing Body is responsible for all three sections of the College; the Senior School, the Prep School and the Pre-Prep. The names of the Governors and the Committees in which they serve are:

Elected Governors

Guy baker 2 Mr G E Baker, BSc, MRICS (Chairman) * # + 
Irene pearman Mrs I M Pearman, MA, MRICS (Vice-Chairman) * + 
Doug alexander Mr D Alexander +*
Governor joni gammage

Mrs J Gammage *

Philip hargrave Dr P J Hargrave, BSc, PhD, FREng * + #
Governor stephen lehec

Mr S Lehec, BA #

Pauline mullender Mrs P Mullender, MA # *
Governor ian silk Mr I Silk #
David thomson Mr D F Thomson, BAcc, CA * + 

Representative Governors Appointed by the Council

Andrew conti Mr A J W Conti, BEng, FCA  (Representative) *
Richard harrison Mr R C V Harrison, BCom, ACA (United Reformed Church Representative) * 
Peter solway Mr C P Solway, BSc, MRICS (Baptist Union Representative) +
Suhail nurbhai Dr S Nurbhai, MB ChB, MRCP(UK) #
Peter dodd Mr P Dodd, BSc #
Professor graham barker Professor G Barker, CBW, FBA, FSA, FRGS  #

* Member of the Finance and General Purpose Committee
# Member of the Education Committee
+ Member of the Estates Committee

The elected Governors are appointed at a meeting of the Governing Council on the basis of nominations put forward by the Nominations Committee, or, any existing Member of the Governing Council, after due consideration of their eligibility, personal competence, specialist skills and local availability.

New Governors are inducted into the workings of the Charity and its school, including the Policy and Procedures of the Governing Council and its committees by a series of meetings with the Chairman of Governors and the Clerk to the Governing Council.  External courses are also made available to incoming Governors as part of their induction process.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors by post, he can be reached at:

School House, Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2PQ, by telephone on 01279 838575 or by email at


The Governors can be contacted by email at


"The quality of governance is excellent."  ISI Inspection 2011

"…highly effective strategic vision has successfully promoted a sharp rise in the standards for teaching and learning, enabling the College’s aims to be met even more successfully."