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Barnacre Road

Primary School

Applications for April 2024 Nursery admissions must be submitted by 30th January 2024

Working Hard, Trying our Best, Having Fun


Governing Body

Rupert Swarbrick (11/05/20 - 10/05/24)
Chair of Governors  (

Sue Farrimond (01/09/23 - 31/08/24)
Executive Headteacher  (


Staffing & Curriculum Committee

David Urie (22/11/16 - 21/11/24)

Partnership Governor

Jane Green (25/10/16 - 24/10/24) *

Partnership Governor

Captain Debbie Eaton (14/03/23 - 13/03/27)

Community Governor 

Anjuli Bentham (11/09/23 - 10/09/27)

Parent Governor



Finance & Premises Committee

Matthew Procter (01/04/23 - 31/03/27)

Staff Governor

David Marsh (23/02/21 - 22/02/25)

Parent Governor

Thomas Wood  (26/03/24 - 25/03/28)

Parent Governor








Governors Business Interests

Be a Governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.


What Governors do

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors are key to appointing staff within the school. Barnacre Road Primary School is a Foundation School which is funded by central government but in which the Governing Body employs the staff and owns the school and school grounds. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is the governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 


Who can become a governor?

Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.


Barnacre Road is a state funded Foundation school.

Like all state schools we have different categories of governor:

  • parent
  • staff
  • foundation
  • partnership
  • local authority
  • co-opted

The type of governor you may become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing board.


How do I become a governor?

If you are interested in becoming a school governor at Barnacre Road  please contact the Headteacher at school (01772 783555)


Governing Body Meetings

At Barnacre Road new Governors are allocated a position on a committee (either Finance and Premises or Staffing and Curriculum) which meet once a term before the Full Governing Body meeting when all Governors attend.

The dates of Governors meetings can be found on the termly diary dates section of the website or are available from the school office. (01772 783555)