Governing Body

Urmston Grammar

The Governing Body of Urmston Grammar is a group of committed, hard working people who support the school through their attendance at meetings and through their presence at academic, social, cultural and sporting events.

The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring that the school promotes student achievement and personal development.

Its duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives;
  • approving the school budget;
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives;
  • appointing, supporting and challenging the Principal

The Governing Body will consist of:

  • up to 11 Governors appointed by the Members/Directors;
  • up to 1 LA governors;
  • a minimum of 2 Parent Governors;
  • up to 2 staff governors excluding the Principal;
  • up to 3 Co-opted Governors;
  • the Principal;
  • any additional Governors appointed under articles 62, 62A, 63, and 68A.

Trustees (Directors) and Governing Body of Urmston Grammar September 2018

Mr E May   Appointed Chairman of Governors, Member/Director
Mr D Kirkham   Appointed Vice Chairman, Member/Director
Mr A McLaren  Appointed Member/Director
Mrs R Wall  Principal
Mrs T Booth  Appointed Governor
Dr K Chirema Appointed Governor
Mr N Crowther Appointed Governor
Mrs A Edkins Appointed Parent Governor
Mrs S Freeman Appointed Governor
Miss R Harding Appointed Staff Governor
Mrs S Knights Appointed Parent Governor
Mr K Mackey  Appointed Parent Governor
Mr P Marks Appointed Governor
Mr K Proctor Appointed LA Governor
Mr G Robinson Appointed Governor
Dr J Stokes Appointed Governor

Mr S Slater has resigned with effect from 13 November 2017.

Mr S Smith has resigned with effect from 20 March 2018.

Meeting dates 2018/19

Committee meetings: 30th October 2018, 7th February 2019, 16th May 2018

Full Governing Body Meetings : 18th October, 29th November 2018, , 21st March 2019, 27th June 2019

Urmston Grammar is a registered company.

The Governing Body of Urmston Grammar is led by our Chairman, Mr. Eric May. On conversion to Academy, the Chairmen of the committees and the Chairman of the Governors were were voted in as Directors of "Urmston Grammar"

We have a  committed team of governors who lead and support the school in a positive and constructive. Governance has always placed the children above politics and personal persuasion. Governance was rated "Outstanding" by OfSTED in 2008.

Urmston Grammar  is very fortunate indeed to have such a committed and dedicated body of volunteers to serve our school community. All governors and members/directors at Urmston Grammar act on an unpaid basis.

School Documents 


Information on all statutory policies and documentation may be found by clicking on the policy portal image on the right.

Whilst some of our policies are here to guide and advise on the Academies position on a wide range of issues, we do reserve the right to interpret and adapt them when circumstances determine. Whenever you see the portal image (shown above) on our website, you will also find a link to the relevant policy.

Parents may request policies by contacting Mrs. Weems at the school.

Additional School Policies and statements:

School Financial Statements

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