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Badminton School is a registered charity. The Governors of the School are also appointed as trustees of the charity.  There is a single Board of Governors which exercises governance over both the Senior and Junior Schools. Responsibility for the day-to-day management of Badminton School, including the Junior School, is delegated by the Board to the Senior Management Team, which is led by the Head.

Members of the Board of Governors are selected based on the Board’s analysis of the School’s requirements. Governors bring their expertise to the School from a wide range of professional and commercial arenas. They frequently attend School events and always take a lively interest in the School, and particularly the girls' achievements and activities. 

The Board of Governors meets at least once every term.  It also appoints committees to examine specific areas of the School’s activities and to provide advice and recommendations to the whole Board.  Membership of committees is indicated below.

The Chairman of Governors, Mr Bill Ray, may be contacted by:

  • Email:
  • Post:          c/o Clerk to the Governors, Badminton School, Westbury Road, Bristol, BS9 3BA
  • Telephone:  0117 905 5281                      


Chair of Governors

Mr Bill Ray BSc (Hons), Barrister at Law (Education & Welfare; F&GP; Property; Staff Council)  


Ms Heather Wheelhouse ACA (Vice Chair of Governors, F&GP, Risk, Regulatory & Compliance)

Ms Alison Allden BA, MSc, FBCS, MCILP, MIFA, FRSA (Education & Welfare, Risk, Regulatory & Compliance)

Mrs Sibella Laing MA(Cantab), PGCE DipTEFLA, CELTA Trainer, IOG Associate (Education & Welfare)

Mrs Amanda Webb (Education & Welfare, Governor with responsibility for Boarding)

Dr Joyshri Sarangi MBA, MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP, FFPH (Education & Welfare, Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding and Health and Safety)

Mr Justin Chippendale BSc 

Ms Victoria Stace BA (Hons) FRSA

Mr Andrew Couper BSc, FIA (F&GP)

Mr Justin Lewis, MDA BSc FCMI MinstRE (Property)

Ms Sarah Mumford LLB (Hons) (Risk, Regulatory & Compliance; Deputy Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding)

Mrs Sheila Bailey, MA (Oxon), ACA (F&GP)

Mrs Lynda Thomas LLB (Hons), (Property) 


Director of Finance & Operations and Clerk to the Governors

Ms Emma Sandberg LLB (Hons)


New Opportunity!

School Governor - with experience in secondary education

Badminton School is seeking to recruit a highly qualified individual with extensive experience in secondary education who are looking to use their professional skills at a strategic level, joining other like-minded individuals on the Board of Governors. 


Job Description 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.