In July 2019, Elmlea Schools’ Trust was founded. Within the Trust are Elmlea Infant School and Elmlea Junior School. Both schools exist on the same site and all our Elmlea children stay with us for seven years as they move from Reception through to Year 6. It was a logical step for our two schools to be formally joined under one Trust.


Our aim in joining was to offer a seamless journey for our children and their families from Reception to Year 6.  Our journey towards this has been accelerated by the appointment in January 2020 of an Executive Headteacher, Lorraine Wright, as headteacher of both schools. The Members and Trust Board and Joint Local Governing Body ensure our governance is strategic. Our staff teams are outstanding and together we are united in our determination to provide the best educational experience we possibly can to every child who attends Elmlea Schools.


The joint Local Governing Board ("LGB"), is responsible for, subject to the provisions of a Scheme of Delegation (SoD), the academic achievement of the pupils and safeguarding across the schools.  The Chair of Elmlea Infant School Local Governing Body is Nick Hester.

Nick Hester
Nick Hester

Chair of Elmlea Infants School Local  Governing Body  

As an Elmlea parent, Nick was very pleased to join the team of Elmlea Infant School Governors in 2014. In July 2019 Nick was appointed as a Trustee on the newly formed Elmlea Schools Trust, Board of Trustees. His day job for more than twenty years is as a co-owner of a local recruitment consultancy and he brings that experience to his role on the Board of Trustees, as Chair of the Elmlea Infants School Local Governing Body. Nick is also a football coach at Rockleaze Rangers Under 8’s and enjoys the odd game for the Elmlea Dads football team.


Full information about Elmlea Schools' Trust governance arrangements are available in the Key Information section, including the structure and names of all Members, Trustees and local governors.


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