woking high school academy trust

Woking High School became an Academy on the 1st August 2013. An Academy is a state-funded independent school and is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. The Academy is subject to a Funding Agreement which is a formal contract between Woking High School and the Department of Education. This document and other documents relating to the Academy structure can be viewed by selecting the documents tab below. 

  • About Us
  • The Governing Body
  • Join Us
  • Documents
  • Woking High School’s Funding Agreement specifies that the members of the Academy Trust are the holders of the following posts:

    Dr Michael Hipkins (Chair of Governance & Assurance)
    Mr Nigel Riley (Vice Chair of Governing Board)
    Mr Zamir Tehal (‚ÄčCo-opted Governor)
    Mrs Christine Wavish (Chair of Governing Board)

    The Chair of Governors and the Clerk can be contacted via the school’s address:

    Morton Road,
    Surrey GU21 4TJ

    or directly to the Clerk (Mrs Sue Barker) at

    The Governors have responsibility for setting and monitoring the overall strategic direction of the Academy Trust, approving decisions reserved to Governors and appointing key members of staff.

    The Governors meet as a board three or four times each year. All decisions reserved to the Governors are taken by the board as a whole. Board committees also meet between three and six times each year to consider detailed matters and recommend decisions to the full board.

    The main committees are:

    1. Finance and Resources (Sub Committee: Heath and Safety; IT)
    2. Curriculum and School Performance
    3. Admissions and Partnerships
    4. Personnel (Sub Committee: Pay)
    5. Governance and Assurance
    Name Category of Governor
    Mr Zamir Tehal
    * Oct 2018

    Co-opted Governor

    Mrs Maiken Walter
    * Sept 2019
    Mr Paul Blagbrough
    * Aug 2017
    Co-opted Governor
    (Chair of Finance & Resources)
    Mr Tony Branagan
    * Oct 2017
    Co-opted Governor
    Mrs Joanna Danton
    *Oct 2016
    Parent Governor
    (Chair of Personnel)

    Mr David Ellis
    * Oct 2016

    Parent Governor
    (Chair of Curriculum and School Performance)
    Ms Kerstin Fenton
    * March 2018
    Co-opted Governor
    Mr Brett Freeman
    *July 2017
    Co-opted Governor
    Dr Michael Hipkins
    *Jun 2017
    Co-opted Governor
    (Chair of Governance and Assurance)
    Mrs Elizabeth Kyriacou
    * Oct 2017
    Co-opted Governor
    (Chair of Admissions and Partnerships)
    Mrs Alison Miller
    *Oct 2017
    Staff Governor - Associate Staff
    Miss Rosalia Piazza
    *Oct 2019
    Staff Governor
    Mr Nigel Riley
    *Mar 2020
    Co-opted Governor
    (Vice Chair of Governors)
    Mrs Saniyah Testa
    *Oct 2016
    Parent Governor
    Mrs Chris Wavish
    * Dec 2019
    Parent Governor
    (Chair of Governors)
    Dr Roy Wernham
    * Jun 2017
    Local Authority Governor
    Mrs Sue Barker
    *Dec 2020
    Clerk to the Governing Board

    * Current term of office commenced

    Mrs Jane Abbott (Retired) Headteacher
    Bryan Cross (Term of Office ended) Associate Governor
    Ms Debbie Grant Staff Governor
  • Being a governor is a very rewarding experience. However, to be a governor you will require enthusiasm, time, energy and commitment.

    Free training is given to explain the role and responsibilities as well as opportunities for continued professional development to enhance your skills.

    If you would like an informal, no-commitments chat about what it takes to be a governor – please contact the Clerk via the email indicated.




  • Accessibility
  • Contact Details
  • Safeguarding
  • Awards

Morton Road

Horsell, Woking

Surrey, GU21 4TJ

Tel: 01483 888 447

PA to Headteacher, Mrs A Mercer


View google Map

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. For school safeguarding polices and advice click here.

© 2014. Woking High School

Websites for Schools By School Website Design Agency