• Governance Arrangements
    Wilson’s School is governed by a Trust Board constituted under a Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association. The Trust Board is responsible for ensuring that high standards of governance are maintained and all statutory and legal requirements are met by the School. It exercises its powers and functions at a strategic leadership level, addressing policy development and strategic direction, management of all resources and monitoring of the School’s performance.

    The Structure is set out in the Articles of Association and is as follows.


    The Members of an academy trust are the guardians of the governance of the school. Whilst Members don’t make actual governance decisions, they need to ensure they are satisfied that the standard of governance of the School is high.

    The composition of the Members is laid out in the Articles of Association and is as follows.


    The Trust Board has established a number of committees to which it delegates day to day responsibility for oversight of various key areas:

    Governance Professional: Naomi Hamilton
    All Trustees can be reached through the Governance Professional using the following contact details:

    Naomi Hamilton
    Governance Professional
    c/o Wilson’s School
    Mollison Drive
    SM6 9JW

    Tel: 020 8773 2931

    Email: clerk@wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk
  • Trustee information

    Governance Information and Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

    as required by the Academy Trust Handbook 2023

    Trust Board Diversity Data

    As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our Trustees and, depending on current data, can use this to:

    • target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
    • develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation
    • prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
    • address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks

    However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our Trust Board are identifiable.

    Attendance Record 2022-23

    Trust Board and Committee Meetings attended by Trustees
    out of possible number of meetings (during term of office)
    Appointed by:
    (F) The Wilson’s School Foundation CIO
    (D) The Southwark Diocese
    (M) The Members of Wilson’s School
    (CO) Co-Opted by the Wilson’s School Trust Board
    (P) The Parents of Wilsons School

    * Members of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Academy Documentation
  • Financial Statements
    The Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 August last are available here.

    Remuneration of employees whose benefits exceed £100,000
    (as required by Academies Trust Handbook)

    The schools’ financial statements for the year ended 31 August 2023 show there were two employees whose benefits (including employer pension costs) fell within the following bands:
  • Insurance
    Wilson’s School ensure that we do everything reasonably practicable to ensure the safety of our pupils and staff. Unfortunately sometimes Incidents do occur; if you feel that we have failed in our duty, then you have a legal remedy of raising a liability claim against us.

    The London Borough of Sutton Insurance Office handles all Public Liability and Employee Liability claims on behalf of Wilson’s School.

    If you are a Third Party Solicitor and wish to make a claim on behalf of your client, against Wilson’s School, please would you register your client’s claim on the Portal against the London Borough of Sutton.

    If your clients claim does not fall into the portal guidelines please send your letter of claim directly to: Claims Manager, LB Sutton Insurance Team, London Borough of Sutton, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA or email.

    If you are a claimant in person please write directly to: Claims Manager, LB Sutton Insurance Team, London Borough of Sutton, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA or email including sufficient information to enable us to start an investigation into the incident including:

    • Date and Time of accident
    • Exact location of accident
    • Cause i.e. paving slab etc.
    • Details of the injury
    • Details of accident circumstances

    In order for your claim to succeed, it will be necessary for you to prove negligence or breach of statutory duty. Please note there is no automatic right to compensation.

    A claims handler will be appointed from this department to investigate your claim on behalf of Wilson’s School. This will involve liaising with the appropriate department to obtain the necessary information to determine whether Wilson’s School, another organisation or third party has been negligent.

    We may require further information from you and if this is necessary you will be given a clear indication of the information needed.

    There are three possible outcomes to the claim process:

    1. The claim will be accepted and subject to appropriate documentary evidence a settlement will be negotiated with you. 
    2. The claim will be rejected/repudiated if we can demonstrate that the school acted responsibly.
    3. Our investigations may indicate that another party was responsible and we will advise you that your claim will need to be redirected. We will try to provide their contact details to assist you in pursing your claim against them.

    You may wish to consider obtaining advice from your Solicitors or local Citizens Advice Bureau.

    The Council participates in a number of National and Local schemes to reduce the cost of fraudulent claims to Council Tax Payers. Information may be shared between Council Services, insurers, claim handlers, loss adjusters and other agencies.  The London Borough of Sutton’s Insurance office would be grateful for this reason if you could supply your Date of Birth and National Insurance number.

Wilson’s School

A boys’ grammar school in the London Borough of Sutton (UK), Wilson’s School is:

  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 7536970). Registered office: Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW
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