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Governance

Governance within the group is the responsibility of Sam Antrobus, who is Executive Chairman of each school and of the group. Sam is supported by the Wishford Schools Advisory Board, which comprises five highly experienced independent school heads, by his Executive Team and by the peer support provided by the other Heads within the group.

In recent inspection reports, governance within the group has been consistently graded as "Excellent", with inspectors commenting :

  • "Excellent governance has significantly influenced strategic development of the school." Hatherop Castle, March 2016
  • "Governance is significantly strong and has provided a new lease of life for the school... Confident professional relationships ensure that the proprietor and school leadership work extremely well together in support of the school's aims." Hatherop Castle, March 2016
  • "The proprietorial governance across six schools means that regular reports from each school's leadership, presentations from leaders at all levels and shared good practice amongst staff across the partnership provides excellent support and challenge that encourages a strong stimulus for growth and improvement." Hatherop Castle School, March 2016 
  • "Through regular visits to the school and frequent communication with the headmaster and other senior managers, the director maintains a good oversight of all aspects of the school."  St Faith's Prep, January 2016
  • "The recent changes to the governance of the school [since joining the Wishford Schools group] have made a notable contribution to the success of the school in meeting its aims... During the inspection, staff and parents spoke highly favourably of the recent changes to the governance of the school."  St Edward's Prep, January 2016
  • "The proprietor has an ambitious vision for the school's future development and shares this with the leadership team. This has already resulted in successful changes to the school's leadership structure, the curriculum and pastoral care arrangements, with a positive impact already evident on pupils' achievement."  St Edward's Prep, January 2016
  • "The proprietor is an integral part of school life, is actively involved in all aspects of its management and has an excellent insight into the school's strengths and areas for development."  Heywood Prep, May 2014
  • "The annual review of the safeguarding policy and child protection arrangements is meticulously organised and great care is taken to ensure the safety and well-being of the pupils."  Heywood Prep, May 2014

Copies of our most recent inspection reports can be found below:

School Report Date Inspection Summary Full Inspection Report
Hatherop Castle March 2016 PDF icon Summary  PDF icon Full Report 
St Faith's Prep January 2016 PDF icon Summary  PDF icon Full Report 
St Edward's Prep  January 2016 PDF icon Summary  PDF icon Full Report
Heywood Prep May 2014 PDF icon Summary PDF icon Full Report