Frensham Heights School

School Governor

Frensham Heights is looking for new governors to join its Board.

Founded in 1925, Frensham Heights is a highly distinctive independent day and boarding school, offering a progressive education.  We welcome all students from the age of 3 to 18 and we give them the tools to succeed in their education, helping them to extend their abilities and exceed their own expectations. Set in 125 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, our campus combines impressive historic buildings with a modern, diverse learning environment.

We endeavour to remain faithful to the ideals which make Frensham a refreshing alternative to other independent schools:

  • Originality of Thought:  Frensham embraces creativity.  We encourage everyone to foster their boldness and innovation, seeking opportunities locally and globally to discover and bring fresh thinking to our community.
  • Courage to Try: Frensham fuels personal dedication.  We aspire to support a growth mindset across our community, fully committing to our learning, proactively seeking improvement and working collaboratively for the benefit of the whole community.
  • Spirit of Togetherness: Frensham nurtures community spirit.  Relationships are the foundation of our school and our success; built on compassion, kindness and genuine mutual respect. We look out for one another and have a firm understanding of our responsibility towards our community.
  • Respect of Individuality:  Frensham celebrates authenticity.  This is a place where you can be the ‘true you’; we pride ourselves on that. We support all to have the courage to stand for something and be the person you truly want to be.

This is an exciting time to join the Board.  The Independent School sector is facing substantial change in the years ahead and a new Strategic Plan has been developed to guide the school through these changes.   

Candidates will have a passion for education and should feel a deep personal resonance with the progressive values and ethos of the School.  Ideally, we are looking for people who bring experience in one of the following areas: audit, risk management, medical, health, health and safety or experience of the Independent School Sector.

Frensham Heights welcomes applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, belief or disability.  All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process.  In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, the school may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well. 

The School is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee; hence Governors of the School are also Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company.  In addition, governors also become a member of the company on appointment.

Frensham Heights Vision

Our vision is to be a first-choice, co-educational, non-traditional day and boarding school for up to 560 students aged 3-18, with a boarding provision for 120.  Students are treated as individuals, allowing them to develop at their own pace and in their own way. Their wellbeing and interests will be at the heart of a distinctive, creative and progressive educational experience.  We deliver a values-driven, inspirational, and holistic education which effectively prepares students for their future lives.