Governing Body


Welcome From the Chair of Governors

The Governing Body of Magdalen College School are proud of our long history of serving the local community and believe that young people learn best in a spirit of partnership between home, school and the wider community. 

The Governors and staff aim for all students to be given every opportunity to realise their aspirations by developing their academic and personal potential in an enriching, stimulating and supportive environment.

We are proud of our school, our students and our community. I look forward to welcoming you to Magdalen College School.

Dr Jane Powell

Chair of Governors


The governing body is a combination of appointed, elected and co-opted governors. Our link with Magdalen College Oxford continues today as our appointed foundation governors. Our links with the college go back for several centuries and the college still owns the freehold of the St. John's site in the town centre.

Please click pen portraits to view a short introduction to each governor.

Governors  Committee

The Governors' meetings are held termly. There are regular meetings of Governors' Committees on:

- Finance, Resources and Personnel
The remit of the committee is the management and distribution of the financial and human resources of the Academy in line with the Academy funding agreement, Academy financial regulations framework and Employment law.

- Education & Welfare
The role of the committee is to consider student achievement, outcomes, education, welfare and engagement by monitoring progress and reviewing and advising.

To contact the governing body please send communications via the clerk to the governors, Mrs Wendy Willie, by email to:

Magdalen College School is an Academy Trust and is a registered company limited by guarantee.

To view the Register of governors' interest please click Register of interest 2019/20 and for the previous year Register of interest 2018/19.

To view the list of meetings attended for the academic year 2018/19 out of the allocated ones, please click Governor attendance.

To view the scheme of delegation please click Scheme of delegation.

Membership List

To view the structure and responsibilities please click Academy Trust structure.

Chair to the Governors: Dr J Powell

Clerk to the Governors: Mrs W Willie

Foundation: Prof C Leitmeir, Ms H Pike, Dr M Pobjoy

Community: Mr H Cooper, Mr D Garratt, Dr J Powell

Parents: Mr N Arnold, Mr G Ellis, Mr C Harte, Dr B Naylor

Governor appointed by the members: Mr J Bilson

LEA: Mrs L Aird

Staff: Mr I Colling, Dr N Dixon, Mrs S King, Mrs S Thomas

Minutes Full Governor Meetings

3 July 2018
25 September 2018
6 November 2018 planning meeting
4 December 2018
4 April 2019
30 April 2019 planning meeting
9 July 2019
24 September 2019
5 November 2019 planning meeting