Woodcote High School School is part of The Collegiate Trust.

From 1st April 2023 the Directors of the Trust delegated the oversight and leadership of Woodcote High School to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of Woodcote High School.

The Governing Body for Woodcote come from all walks of life and are drawn from the parent body and staff by election as well as having representatives from the local community to ensure that we have the collective skills and knowledge required to oversee the development of the school and the delivery of education to its pupils.

To contact the Chair of Governors or any Governor on the Governing Body please email the Clerk, Sarah Church, at

To view our Governing Body Pen Portraits, please click HERE.

As a Governing Body we act for the school as a whole – pupils, parents, teachers and support staff. Our remit is primarily strategic in nature. Operational running of the school is the responsibility of the Principal and the senior staff. It is not expected that Governors should act on behalf of individual stakeholders – pupils, families, staff members. In case of any difficulty or incident the Governors have put in place procedures that allow such matters to be addressed and resolved. In the majority of circumstances we would direct you to your child’s learning coach and school management as a first port of call. Most issues can be resolved quickly and easily through these mechanisms. If this route is exhausted for any reason there are policies and procedures in place for further support. Governors are volunteers and mostly have full time jobs, however we aim to attend all significant out-of-hours events at the school (Parents evenings, Performances, Art-shows etc.) and would hope to meet many of you at such gatherings.

We sincerely hope that your child has a successful career with us at Woodcote High School.

Cliff Taylor
Chair of Governors

FGB Minutes are available on request by contacting the clerk at

The Governing Body

The LGB is made up of parents, staff, LA and Trust Governors.

The Local Governing Body will consist of:

  • Principal, Woodcote High School
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 2 Staff Governors
  • 4 – 6 Trust Governors
  • 1 LA Appointed Governor

Business and Financial Interests

The register of interests for Governors across The Collegiate Trust, can be found HERE and Annual Reports and Financial Statements can be found HERE.

Information about the Directors of The Collegiate Trust can be found at

Woodcote High School Annual Accounts and Financial Statements for 01.09.2022 – 31.03.2023 can be found HERE