The Grey Coat Hospital Foundation / United Westminster Schools

The Foundation Office administers two charitable Foundations: United Westminster Schools and The Grey Coat Hospital Foundation, which, between them, have five schools, two state (both comprehensive) and three independent. Both Foundations, which employ the office staff, jointly own the Foundation offices.

The Foundation provides, inter alia, a secretariat for Trustees and Governors, as well as advice to the schools and Trustees on legal, financial and other matters affecting the world of education. Overall policies and items such as insurance cover are the responsibility of the Trustees. Efforts are made to spread good practice between the schools and the five Heads meet regularly as a group.

The trustees appoint the majority of governors and much of the responsibility of running the schools has been delegated to the individual governing bodies.  There is a Trustees’ meeting once a term at which the Chairmen of Governors have to report on the work of their schools.

The Grey Coat Hospital Foundation

The Grey Coat Hospital is a Church of England comprehensive school with Academy status in Westminster for girls aged 11-19.

Queen Anne’s School is an independent secondary boarding and day school near Reading for girls aged 11-19.

United Westminster Schools

Emanuel School is an independent co-educational day school in Wandsworth, South London for pupils aged 11-19.

Sutton Valence School is a mixed independent boarding and day school near Maidstone, Kent for pupils aged 11-19 and its Preparatory School caters for pupils aged 3-11

Westminster City School is a non-denominational church comprehensive school with Academy status in Westminster for boys aged 11-19.

Foundation Office staff

Clerk: Roy Blackwell
Financial Secretary: Michael Bithell
Foundation Secretary: Mary Dobson
Management Accountant: Villy Narendran
Payroll Assistant: Simerjeet Matharu
Bookkeeper/Administrator: Monika Crofts

55a Catherine Place, London SW1E 6DY
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