About the Governing Body

The Board of Governors is similar to a board of non-executive directors. The Instrument and Articles of Association specify a maximum of twenty-one Governors for the College. Governors do not represent any particular interests, but the Board is required to include in its number a minimum of two members of the staff, one parent, two students, three Foundation governors (two nominated from the Trustees of Christes Hospitall and one from Winchester Diocese) and the Principal. The Principal is a member ex officio and the only executive member. In addition the College invites, from time to time, individuals with specific skills or experience to serve relevant committees as a co-opted member: these individuals are not governors.

The College has established close links with the Mercers' Company, which is the premier livery Company of the City of London, of which the first Peter Symonds was a member, and the Board of Governors currently includes two nominees from that company.

Board of Governors & Standing Committees

The Board of Governors generally meets five times each year, and there are five standing committees which meet regularly, or as required namely:

  • Audit
  • Curriculum & Quality Assurance
  • Policy & Resources
  • Remuneration (including Personnel)
  • Search & Governance

Governing Body (Full Board): Minutes

The approved minutes of Board meetings in the last two years are available below. The following are also available on request from the Clerk during her normal office hours: draft minutes of the Board (if approved by the Chair); open minutes of committee meetings; non-confidential meeting papers; the register of interest; the policy on attendance at committee meetings by persons who are not committee members.

Date of Meeting
Monday 26 February 2024 View Minutes
Monday 11 December 2023 View Minutes
Monday 16 October 2023 View Minutes
Tuesday 11 July 2023 View Minutes
Monday 15 May 2023 View Minutes
Monday 27 February 2023 View Minutes
Monday 12 December 2022 View Minutes
Monday 17 October 2022 View Minutes