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About Us

The Governing Board

The strategic oversight of Bishopsgate lies with the Board of Governors, which assumes responsibility for the school’s strategic direction and financial plans, whilst also appointing the Headmaster and ensuring compliance with pertinent regulations and legislation.

To foster effective governance, the full governing board convenes on a termly basis. Additionally, there are four subcommittees within the Board, each meeting termly as well. These subcommittees, namely Finance and General Purposes, Education, Buildings and Estates, and Health and Safety, provide focused attention to critical areas. Every governor serves on at least one of these committees, collectively contributing their expertise and efforts. All our governors serve on a voluntary basis, without any form of remuneration for their invaluable service.

Mr Christiian Marriott BA (Hons)

Chair of Governors, Member of Finance and General Purposes

Christiian Marriott is a partner and Head of Investor Relations in a private equity firm. He graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, with a degree in French and History. Christiian is married with three children – all of whom thrived during their times as pupils at Bishopsgate. He is a keen sports enthusiast – with particular passions for cycling and skiing.

Mrs Claire Robertson BA (Hons)

Deputy Chair of Governors

Mrs Sophie Banks

Chair of Education Committee

Mrs Barbara Breedon

Education Committee

Mrs Vanessa Cresswell BA ACA

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Mr Marc Fisher BSc


Mr Andrew Harrison

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Mr Andrew Harvey

Education Committee

Mr David Henderson-Williams

Chair of Property Committee

Mr Conrad Marais

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Mr Dudley Mills


Dr Jayne Symons

Education Committee

Mrs Shirley Winson BA, TC

Education Committee

Governor responsible for Child Safeguarding

To contact our Chair of Governors, please send any correspondence to:

Mr C Marriott
c/o Clerk to the Governors, Mr Charles Carver
Bishopsgate School
Bishopsgate Road
Englefield Green
TW20 0YJ