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Longacre School has been listed in the Sunday Times list of the Top 100 Independent Preparatory Schools in England.

Governors

The school is managed by a Board of Governors who are closely involved with its overall running and its policies. Their purpose is to assist the Head in his/her decisions and to support their implementation.

Chairman of Governors: Andrew Blurton

Andrew has over 35 years senior level experience in a variety of roles encompassing finance, operations and general management in the property, hotel, retail and services sector. He is a Member and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has been an Executive Director of many public companies since 1986, on the Main and AIM markets of the London Stock Exchange. Andrew is married with three children, two of whom attended Longacre, a son until1999 and a daughter until 2003. Andrew chairs the Education and Welfare Committee and is also a member of the Finance and Estates Committee and the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.

The Chair of Governors is contactable via the School Office or the Bursar.

Jocelyn Monk

Jocelyn retired in 2007 as MD International Capital Markets with Royal Bank of Scotland. He was previously with S G Warburg in London and New York and Hambros in London and Sydney. His children James and Annabel both went to Longacre. Jocelyn chairs the Governance Committee and is a member of the Finance and Estates Committee of the Governing Body.

Sue Brocksom

Sue is a self-employed corporate tax advisor, having previously worked at Arthur Anderson’s London Tax Department and also Lowe Howard Spink & Bell plc. Knightsbridge. Sue is married with two children, both of whom attended Longacre. Sue has been a PTA class representative a number of times and was also the PTA treasurer for two years. Sue is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee and the Finance and Estates Committee of the Governing Body. Sue is the Governor responsible for Safeguarding and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Tim Pettit

Tim is a Chartered Accountant with a career in investment banking specialising in advising banks on risk and responding to changing regulatory environments. He played a key role in negotiating RBS’s rescue with the UK Treasury in 2008. Tim chairs the Finance and Estates  Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.

Charlie Zorab

Charlie Zorab is a consultant to the mining industry. Having started as a mining research analyst, he spent 25 years in the securities industry in research, sales, corporate finance and fund management in mining and emerging markets. He is involved with several listed and unlisted natural resource companies. Charlie is a member of the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.

Deryle Whitehouse

Deryle is a ‘Longacre Mother’ who managed the academic careers of her three children through the Independent sector, from pre-prep to University. Deryle has worked and still works within the education sector – she trained as a Montessori teacher and now supports and scribes for SEN pupils during exam time. Deryle is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee of the Governing Body.

Helen Jenkins

Helen is a self-employed consultant lawyer working with Legal Edge LLP to provide fast growing businesses with commercial legal advice. Helen previously worked as an in-house lawyer in industry for over 15 years. Helen is married with two children, Daniel and Naomi, both of whom attended Longacre. Helen is a member of the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.

Richard Herring

Richard has worked in the recruitment industry for nearly 30 years gaining extensive knowledge of running multi-sited operations across international markets, and experience in the provision of managed service outsourced solutions. Today he is Managing Director/Senior Vice President at US staffing company Volt with responsibility for their European and Asian operations. He is married with two daughters, both of whom completed their early years’ education at Longacre, and he lives in Shalford. Richard is a member of the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.

Tracy Kirnig

Tracy Kirnig is a highly experienced teacher with over 30 years’ experience, the last 15 of which have been in senior positions. She is currently Head of Prior’s Field in Godalming. Tracy studied Religious Studies and Philosophy and has an MA in Education from King’s College, London.

Dominique Daulton

Dominique Daulton has been a Wonersh resident and local GP since 1982 and was Senior Partner  of the Wonersh Surgery  and Medical Centre for over 10 years. He retired from the Wonersh practice in June 2016, although he still remains the Chairman and a Trustee of the Four Villages Day Centre in Bramley. He has three grown up children; his daughters attended St Catherine’s  School in Bramley and his son attended Cranmore and Barrow Hills.

WHAT OUR PARENTS & PUPILS SAY

  • My time at Longacre started in Form III and I made friends with everyone very quickly! Everyone from the staff to the pupils were welcoming.
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  • I first joined Longacre in Form III. At first I was really nervous as I had no idea what it was going to be like. I still remember going on a tour around the school with Mrs Bolton.
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