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The Governing Body is known as the Council, and this body corporate is invested with the powers of general supervision and control over the School as defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.


If you wish to contact the Chairman of the School Council, please send your letter to the address below:

Mr Mark Groome 
c/o Mrs A Barber
Malvern St James
15 Avenue Road
WR14 3BA

Mr Mark Groome BEd MA, Chairman

1989 - 1998 Taught at Repton Preparatory School

1998 - 2002 Deputy Head at St Peter's, Devon

2002 - 2007 Headmaster, Ardingly College Preparatory School

2007 - 2016 Headmaster, Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury

Mr Geoffrey William Ballard BSc FCA

Chartered Accountant

Founding Partner of Ballard Dale Syree Watson LLP, specialising in business advice to SMEs

Fruit farmer and past director of fruit co-operatives

Trustee of Johnnie Johnson Adventure Trust

Mr Galen Bartholomew

Consultant working as Senior Advisor for RSAcademics (post-retirement)

Bursar & Clerk to the Governors of The King’s School Worcester (1996-2016)

Bursar of St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood

Deputy Head of Internal Audit, Costain Group plc - strategic reviews of worldwide contracting businesses

Mrs Carol Bawden

1988 - 1995 Appeals and Operations Director, Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

1995 - 2001 Freelance advisor to voluntary and not-for-profit organisations

2001 - 2009 Foundation Development Director, The King's School, Worcester

Currently independent consultant

Trustee, Worcester Child Contact Centre

Volunteer, St Richard's Hospice

Member of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE)

Mrs Gemma Bruce

2000 – 2011 – Worked in corporate communications agencies in London (Financial Dynamics, M:Communications and subsequently as a consultant)

2008 to date - Runs a property consultancy business specialising in marketing and sales of high end overseas properties.

Mrs Anne Coles BA LLM

  • 1975 - 1992 Various positions with Local Authorities, including Borough Solicitor, District Secretary and Deputy Chief Executive
  • 1992 - 2000 General Counsel to the Law Society
  • 2000 - 2005 Fox Williams
  • 2006 - 2010 AMC Law Ltd, Principal
  • 2010 - 2014 Partner, Teeslaw
  • Apr 2014 - Present Consultant, Teeslaw

Miss Christine Kelly

1985-2000 Various HR positions with Eagle Star Insurance, then Zurich Insurance; latterly as HR Manager for Zurich Risk Services

2000-2002  Senior Recruitment Manager QinetiQ

2006-2014 HR Director for EMEA, Brady Corporation Ltd.

2014-to date group Director of Human Resources for Concentric AB

Miss Irene Monyo BSc LLM

Associate (private practice): Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

In-house Counsel:  Royal Mail Plc (Senior Legal Advisor – Central Functions, London)

Miss Elizabeth Mullenger BA Cert Ed FRSA, Vice-Chairman

Teaching posts in maintained sector schools. Former Head of English at King Edward VIth Camp Hill School for Girls, Birmingham

1986 - 1997 Headmistress, St James's and The Abbey, West Malvern

1998 - 2006 Headmistress, Edgbaston High School for Girls, Birmingham

Former GSA Council Member/Chairman of Boarding Committee/Midland

Region Chairman

Governor and Fellow, Woodard Schools

Mr William Richards, Vice-Chairman

An engineer specialising in Systems Engineering and Project Management who latterly engineered and managed international telecommunications infrastructure projects.

Retired as Director of Technical Operations at Global Crossing in 2000 and since then consults.

Mr Alastair Thomas BA PGCE

2010 - Present Headmaster of The Elms School, Colwall, a co-educational independent preparatory school of 180 children (3 - 13), boarding and day.

Also worked in three other independent preparatory schools before taking up his position at The Elms.

Miss Alison Warne

Teacher of English and Drama, King Edward VI Handsworth School (1984-1989)

Teacher of English and then Head of English, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham (1989-2005)

Vice Principal, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham (2005-2015)

Vice Principal (Acting), Elmhurst Ballet School (2015-2016)

Principal (Acting, to cover Maternity Leave), Elmhurst Ballet School (2016-2017)

Dr Shelagh Wynn BSc FRCP

Consultant Physician (Clinical Neurophysiology) and Hon Senior Lecturer (Institute of Neurology, UCL), retired in 2012.

Trustee, Herefordshire Community Foundation, since 2013

New University for Herefordshire Project, team member since 2013

Mr Robert Pearce

Chartered Surveyor working for major property consultancies in London (1986 – 1994) and Birmingham (1994 – 2011).

Specialised in lease advisory work and the valuation of commercial property.

Retired in 2011; subsequently served on various charitable and advisory boards.