It is with a great sense of privilege that I have accepted the appointment of Chairman of the Governors of St. Aubyn's School. I have been involved with the School since 1995 when my eldest daughter joined the reception class as part of the first intake of girls. Selecting a School that had taught only boys since 1884 felt like a very brave step for us as new parents. However, I have no doubt that it was one of the best steps we took on our daughter's behalf and I hope that all parents of St. Aubyn's pupils share this thought.
As the school is a charity, with no shareholders or owners, all income received is spent on developing the resources and facilities. There is a continuing commitment by Governors to maintain a fully resourced well-staffed School, offering excellent modern facilities and small teaching groups and classes. I have seen dramatic changes and developments during my involvement with the School, not only in the numbers of pupils but also in the provision of additional and improved buildings and learning facilities which enable the School to continue to deliver exceptional educational opportunities for its pupils. Those developments continue with exciting plans moving apace for a new dining complex which, once completed, will free up additional teaching facilities within the main building. It is always a pleasure to visit the school and see these facilities being used by the pupils using the words of our School motto - Bravely, Faithfully, Happily.
St Aubyn’s (Woodford Green) School Trust is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. The school Governors are Trustees and Directors accountable to the Charity Commission and Companies House. Governors are appointed by invitation of the Board, are not employees of the school and receive no remuneration for the services they provide. A list of the current members of the Board is available from the Related Links section on this page.
In July 2013 the well-earned retirement of our headmaster, Mr Gordon James, brings to an end one era of change and opens the door to another as we welcome the arrival of Mr Leonard Blom in September 2013. I very much look forward to working with Mr Blom, the governors and all the staff of St Aubyn's in the forthcoming year.
Liz Ruff (Chair of Governors)
St. Aubyn’s (Woodford Green) School Trust
A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales No. 1218766 Charity No. 270143
Registered Address: Bunces Lane, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9DU