Amesbury School (Amesbury School Trust Limited) is a registered charitable Trust formed in 1970. The governance of Amesbury (Amesbury School Trust Limited) is in the hands of a governing body consisting of a Chairman and at present thirteen fellow governors. There is a broad mix of skills and experience but with a strong emphasis on Business, Finance and Education.
The school puts strong emphasis on operating as an excellent organisation. I am repeatedly impressed by the way the school is managed. I think there is a strong emphasis on getting management processes and procedures right and I think that is very powerful.
Welcome from our Chairman, Tarquin Henderson:
I have had an association with Amesbury for 15 years. Firstly as a parent of three Amesbury pupils and since 2009 as a School Governor. I was appointed as Chairman in 2013. In that time I have seen our school grow in every conceivable and positive way. It remains a wonderful place to be associated with and an important part of my life – even though sadly I no longer attend match teas as a parent.
We are delighted to have more children in the school than at any time in our history, our Common Room buzzes with talent, our estate integrates the best of traditional and contemporary architecture but most satisfying of all is to experience the Amesbury spirit that has been a constant for decades and, we think a principal point of difference between us and other local independent schools.
Our Governors’ Prospectus provides anyone interested in our school with an overview of the governing principals by which we support the Amesbury’s ongoing development. You can download a copy below.
Whilst our focus is always on the children, it is inherent on us as Governors to ensure Amesbury meets its regulatory obligations, remains a safe, happy and supportive place for pupils and is best placed to plan and pay for its future. I work with a very talented Board of Governors to achieve these aims and it is a privilege and pleasure to do so.
Tarquin Henderson, Chair of Governors
Amesbury has a fantastic Common Room, and continuous investment is always a focus as it should be.
My general impression is that Amesbury has a very sound development programme and the recent new buildings have been executed very well.
Amesbury strikes a great balance between academic/sport/drama/music and continues to invest in all equally.