The Board of Governors is the body ultimately responsible for the management and direction of the school.
The Board may have between 15 and 21 members of whom at least half must be members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Governors serve an initial 4 year term and may be nominated to serve for a second such period.
The full Board meets once a term as do the three main subcommittees Education Committee, Finance Committee, and Planning and Marketing Committee. An Executive Committee led by the Clerk of the Board deals with matters requiring attention between meetings of the full Board. A Search & Governance Committee is responsible for the recruitment of Governors and their induction and training.
In addition to the reporting committees there are several small working groups as needed – at present these are the Asset Management Group and the Risk Assessment Group. Individual governors attend meetings of the Health and Safety Committee, and the Senior School Council.
Governors are encouraged, indeed expected, to play as full a part in the life of the school as other commitments and living at a distance permit. The Board is committed to fostering an understanding of Quaker values and practice among staff and pupils, as well as making the work of the school known to the wider Quaker community.