The school exists primarily to offer boys a Catholic education where their parents have expressed a wish for their sons to receive such an education. It is open for applications from all, regardless of religious affiliation, but the governing body will consider Catholic boys before others except where the admissions policy suggests differently. At sixth form the school accepts applications from girls as well as boys.

Academy Trust

The Academy Trust was incorporated on 26th July 2011 as a company limited by guarantee with no share capital and having charitable status. The governing documents of the Academy Trust are the Funding Agreement, the Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association. Please find the Academy Documentation at the bottom of this page.


The Academy Trust has currently three Members, of whom two are non-governor Members. 

The current Members are:

  • Mark Draper (Chair of Governors) - signatory to the Memorandum
  • Reverend Monsignor Matthew Dickens (non-Governor) - signatory to the Memorandum
  • Mr Paul McCallum (non-Governor), appointed by the Members 13/03/2016

The school is managed by its Governing Body also known as Trustees or Directors. The Governing Body is made up as follows…

  • Chair of Governors - Mr Mark Draper
  • Vice Chair of Governors - Mr John Sabourin
  • Foundation Governors appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark for a 4 year period.
  • Parent Governors are elected by parents of students at the school for 4 years.
  • Staff Governors are elected by members of staff for 4 years.
  • 1 Local Governor is appointed by the Governing Body.
  • The Headteacher, Co-opted Governors and Associate Members complete the number of governors. Associate members are appointed by the governing body for a 2 year period.

For membership of the Governing Board, please see the  Governing Body Terms of Office


The governing body has a number of committees established to carry out the bulk of its work and report back to the Governing Body. These are:-

  • Finance, General Purpose, Risk and Audit Committee:- Chair Mr John Sabourin
  • Premises Committee:- Chair Mrs Patricia O’Connell
  • Personnel Committee:- Chair Mr Daren King
  • Curriculum Committee:- Chair Mrs Nikki Cloudsdale
  • Other committees which meet on an “as required” basis are Admissions and Discipline.