The Governors of Kirkham Grammar School are also Directors and Trustees of the Company. They determine the general policy of the School, delegating its day to day management to the Headmaster and his Senior Leadership Team.

The Governors number currently 12 and are appointed at either the Annual General Meeting or General Meetings.

Potential Governors are nominated by past or present Governors, the Headmaster or other professional groups. The Governors follow their Recruitment and Selection of New Governors Policy when selecting and appointing new Governors.

Governors' Training

New Governors are inducted into the workings of the School, both as a Company and as a Charity, being by an initial induction and invited to attend all of the Sub-Committee Meetings, as well as the Board Meetings, in their first year of appointment. In addition they are provided with guidance from both AGBIS (Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools) and ISC (Independent Schools Council), and are given the opportunity to attend relevant training courses.

Organisational Management

The Governors generally meet three times a year. There are, in addition, five Sub-Committees; comprising of Finance and Development; Curriculum and Pupil Affairs; Personnel; Boarding House and Development. These Sub-Committees meet once per term. Governors also hold an Annual Liaison Meeting with staff representatives. Further meetings are held in order to address specific issues such as Strategic Planning or Building Projects. Governors also have Representatives to oversee different aspects of the school, ie Health and Safety; Child Protection; Combined Cadet Forces (CCF); Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Learning Support.


Full Governors List



Mr A R Berry


Mr J A Borradaile


CCF Advisor

Mr S D Fulford-Brown

Associate Governor

Dr J B Johnson

(Interim) Chairman of Curriculum & Pupil Affairs Committee (and)

Health & Safety Representative


Mr J A B Kelsall

(Interim) Vice Chairman of Curriculum & Pupil Affairs Committee


Mr J S Kollard

Chairman of the Finance and Development Committee Encompassing Premises, Marketing and Health & Safety Committee (and)

Chairman of Boarding House Committee

Vice Chairman of Development Committee


Miss Abigail Longley


Mr P R A Ribchester

Vice Chairman of Finance & Development Committee Encompassing Premises, Marketing and Health & Safety Committee (and)

Vice Chairman of Boarding House Committee


Mr M H Thomson


Mrs L Wareing

Chairman of the Governing Body (and)

Chairman of the Personnel Committee (and)

Child Protection & Safeguarding and Learning Support Representative


Mr M R P H D Wheatley

Nominative Governor – Drapers’ Company

Mr S A Wilkinson




The Chairman of Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors at the School address