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The School is owned by Westminster Abbey, which is absolutely committed to maintaining a specialist choir school and subsidising its running costs very considerably. The management, control and direction of the School is the responsibility of a Governing Body which includes several members, independent of the Abbey, who bring specialist experience and advice.

Governors meet in full once a term. The two sub-committees (Education & Policy and Finance & General Purposes) also meet at least termly and report to the Board.

Just as important as the formal meetings are opportunities for governors to visit the school regularly to see, at first hand, all that goes on. Governors have very genuine responsibilities to oversee the well-being of the school and its professional operation, including its compliance with all relevant legislation and educational best practice; they take great pride in this responsibility.


The Governing Body

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle (Chairman)
Dean of Westminster

Mr Paul Baumann
Receiver General

Mr Robert Gullifer
Independent Governor 

The Reverend Canon David Stanton
Canon of Westminster

Mrs Lucy Shaw
Independent Governor (former parent)

The Reverend Canon Anthony Ball
Canon of Westminster

Dame Jane Glover
Independent Governor

The Reverend Canon James Hawkey
Canon of Westminster

Mrs Angela Henderson
Independent Governor (former parent)

Dr Catherine Tweedie
Parent Governor

In attendance:

The Headteacher

The Organist and Master of the Choristers

The Precentor


The Bursar