The school has been at the Ridgeway Road site since 1939.
Isleworth & Syon School has a long and distinguished history, dating back to 1630, and over time it has been through several different designations. In 2012, the school converted to an Academy, retaining its long-established status as being independent of local authority control.

The Trustees of the school have legal responsibilities as set out in the Funding Agreement and in our Memorandum & Articles of Association. Members of the Board of Trustees are comprised of Foundation Trustees (nominated by The British & Foreign School Society [BFSS], Brunel University and The Senate of the University of London); elected Parent/Carer Trustees; Community Trustees; and Staff Trustees.

The Board of Trustees meets formally once per term and committees also meet on a termly basis. The duties are varied and include setting an annual budget, ensuring that statutory policies are in place, and providing support and challenge for the school’s Senior Leadership Team.

All trustees can be contacted via the school.

The Trustees of Isleworth & Syon are responsible for the overall decisions made with regards to the school.

Designation Appointed by Name Term of office
Foundation Trustees British & Foreign School Society Dr Emily Tomlinson 1 March 2020 – 29 February 2024
Ms Sandra Lawman * 1 September 2019 – 30 March 2021
Brunel University Dr Derek Healy 22 June 2021 – 21 June 2025
Dr Cathy Gower * 1 March 2020 – 26 January 2021
Senate of the University of London Dr Roy Gardner * 1 March 2020 – 6 July 2020
Parent/Carer Trustees Parent/Carer Election Miss Amal Bolbol 21 June 2018 – 20 June 2022
Mrs Batul Khan 3 June 2019 – 2 June 2023
Community Trustees Foundation/Trust Mr Alan Smith 1 March 2020 – 29 February 2024
Mr Vanessa Smith 1 March 2020 – 29 February 2024
Staff Trustees Elected by school staff Ms Tamsin Billimoria 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2021
Miss Georgina Breach 15 May 2020 – 14 May 2024
Miss Sophie Hannon 15 May 2020 – 14 May 2024
Ex officio by virtue of office as Headteacher Mr Euan Ferguson 4 September 2000 to present (no term of office)

* Please see the ‘Documentation’ tab for statements about these trustees. We are awaiting new nominations for these roles.

The Members of the Academy trust are the guardians of the governance of the trust. They are essential to the integrity of an Academy trust, although it is the Trustees, not the Members, who are the organisation’s key decision makers. While Members have no day-to-day or week-to-week role, they have a key responsibility on the appointment/removal of Trustees.

Designation Appointed by Name From
Chair of Trustees By original (signatory) members Mrs Vanessa Smith 1 March 2012
Headteacher By original (signatory) members Mr Euan Ferguson 1 March 2012
Dean of the School of Education, University of Brighton By members of the Academy trust Dr Cathy Gower 1 January 2021
Academy Trusts are independent charitable companies and are required to produce an annual report and financial statement at the end of every academic year, this being the same as our financial year. These accounts are audited by independent auditors and once approved, are submitted to the Education and Skills Finding Agency (ESFA) usually by the December following the latest academic year. They are also filed with Companies House.

Our latest accounts, along with the accounts for the previous two financial years, will always be available on the school website. This webpage will normally be updated by the January following the latest financial year.

We have a new vacancy on our Academy Trust Board for a parent/carer representative.

Should you be interested in becoming a trustee of the school, please read the letter then return the application form (available in PDF or Word format).

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 3 May.