Managing the School
As with any large organisation, Caterham School has a senior management team which is led by the Headmaster, Mr Julian Thomas BSc (Hons) MBA FRSA.
The Senior Management Team comprises:
Headmaster Julian Thomas
Deputy Head Tracy Kirnig
Deputy Head (Curriculum) Tom Murphy
Director of Teaching and Learning Kim Wells
Senior Teacher & Head of Boarding Jim Seymour
Bursar John King
Deputy Head (External Relations) David Clark
Preparatory School Head Howard Tuckett
There are around 100 academic staff. Additionally there are over 50 full time bursarial staff and 136 part time bursarial staff. The names of the academic staff are shown in the attached document.
Governing of Caterham School
Following the merger with Eothen School in September 1995, Caterham School became associated with the United Church Schools Trust (UCST) but remains a separate charity with its own Trustee body. UCST, which manages a group of notable schools, is an educational charity which was founded in 1883 with the specific purpose of providing for pupils a sound education based on and inspired by Christian principles. It is an Anglican foundation and its patrons are the Archbishops of Canterbury and of York.
The trading name for United Church Schools Trust is United Learning, which also encompasses United Learning Trust.
The independent schools in the Group are ArnoldKS, Ashford School, Bournemouth Collegiate School, Guildford High School, Hampshire Collegiate School, Hull Collegiate School, Lincoln Minster School, Rowan Preparatory School, Sunderland High School and Surbiton High School.
There are also twenty Academies in the United Learning group.
Caterham School is independently managed with its own Trustees, who are responsible for oversight of the day-to-day running of the School and appointing the Head, Bursar and Chaplain (URC); they are responsible for setting the fees and approving the annual budget.
Whilst it remains very much a "local" school, Caterham benefits from its partnership with the schools in United Learning and looks forward to seeing this relationship mature and evolve - making Caterham all the stronger in the face of continued threats and challenges to independent education.
Parents wishing to send a letter to the Chair of Trustees should write to Mr J. W. Bloomer, c/o The Bursar & Clerk to the Trustees, Caterham School – marking the envelope 'Private & Confidential' if necessary.
*General Sir Alex Harley, KBE, CB
Dr. J.G. Owen
Mrs B.M. Winterbotham
J.W. Bloomer - Chairman
*I.R.M. Edwards – Vice Chairman and Honorary Treasurer
The Reverend N.J. Furley-Smith
Ms J. Shadick
Mrs S.M. Whittle
Mrs P.H. Wilkes
Brigadier J.C. L. King, MBE – Clerk to The Foundation And Trustees