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 and Governing Body of Urmston Grammar September 2019

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

Meeting dates 2019/20

  • Full Governors - Appoint Chairs & Agree Committee Remits Thursday 17/10 (prov) 5:30-6:15 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 31/10 (prov) 5:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Governors’ AGM Thursday 5/12 (prov) 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 6/2 (prov)  5:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Full Governors Thursday 26/3 (prov) 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 21/5 (prov) 5:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Full Governors Thursday 2/7 (prov) 7:00 - 8:30 PM

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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