Fortnightly Timetable Cycle: Week B
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The Board of Governors


Abbeyfield School is one of a growing number of schools in the Creative Education Trust (CET) family. CET is a non-profit educational charity recognised by the Department for Education as one of the leading multi-academy chains. 

Its vision is to educate young people to have the qualifications, knowledge, skills and confidence they need to be independent, successful and creative in tomorrow’s world. The aim is to be among the best providers of publicly-funded education in the country and to ensure that pupils get the best exam results and qualifications of which they are capable. But in addition, it recognises the importance of keeping pupils safe and seeks to ensure they have the opportunity to enjoy a rich mix of co-curricular activities including Sport, Music, Drama, Dance,Art, Debating and Travel so that they fulfil their full potential as individuals and as contributors to society. Please click on the 'Knowledge Connected' video clip below:


The Principal of Abbeyfield School reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, who agrees annual goals and objectives for the school and provides expertise and support in helping to attain them. The trust is governed by a Board of Directors, who have established a Local Governing Body (LGB) as a sub-committee of the Board to oversee the daily running of the school.  The school thus benefits from an effective mix of both national oversight and local insight and control.  

Governors are appointed by the Trust, and include elected representatives of parents, teaching staff and other school employees.Members of the Abbeyfield LGB collectively have a wide range of experience in industry and commerce at both a local and national level, and deep roots in the local community  On an individual basis Governors are active in the school in a variety of ways. The Chair of the LGB, Peter Walls, is also a Director of the Trust. Governance was recognized as ‘Good’ in the last Ofsted inspection. Governors may be contacted at any time through the Clerk at the school. Please address your correspondence to :Mrs Linda O'Sullivan, Clerk to the Governors, Abbeyfield School, Mereway, Northampton, NN4 8BU

Abbeyfield's Board of Governors 2016-17 is comprised as follows:

Chair of Governors

  • Mr Peter Walls  

Peter Walls Chair of Governors


Vice Chair of Governors

  • Mr Kevin Read

Trust Governors 

  • Mrs Maria Wykes 

Community Governors 

  • Mr Martin Crookes 

Parent Governors 

  •  Mr Terry Nelson

Sponsor Governors 

  • Mr Conrad Saint
  • Mr Ian Smith
  • Mrs Elizabeth sherry
  • Mr Carl Squires

Teaching Staff Governors 

  • Ms Vanessa Gledhill

Support Staff Governors 

  • Mrs Deborah Harrison

Clerk to the Governors 

  • Ms Linda O'Sullivan