03:51 AM - 12 Jul 2024

Break the Rules Day today. Not all the rules though - just these ones!!— Thames Ditton Jrs () July 12, 2024

03:50 AM - 12 Jul 2024

Thanks to the Year 6 team and Mrs Gardiner for last night’s Year 6 Leavers Disco.— Thames Ditton Jrs () July 12, 2024

05:50 AM - 3 Jul 2024

It was lovely to welcome Year 2s to our school yesterday. We started with a whole school assembly, followed by meeting the new teacher, class activities and time in the playground. We look forward to you all joining us in September— Thames Ditton Jrs () July 3, 2024

17:47 PM - 13 Jun 2024

Campfire, zip lines and Body surfing are amongst the activities currently being enjoyed by Year 6 on the Isle of Wight # Year6Residential— Thames Ditton Jrs () June 13, 2024

13:40 PM - 12 Jun 2024

Goodbye mainland .. Year 6 are well on the way to the Isle of Wight!— Thames Ditton Jrs () June 12, 2024

07:10 AM - 12 Jun 2024

Year 6 are off to the Isle of Wight today for their residential trip. Make the most of all the opportunities Year 6 and have a fabulous time.— Thames Ditton Jrs () June 12, 2024

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22:18 PM - 22 May 2024— Thames Ditton Jrs () May 22, 2024

07:46 AM - 17 May 2024

A snapshot of some of the activities from yesterday. Year 5 residential at Marchants Hill. Let’s hope the weather remains pleasant for their last day— Thames Ditton Jrs () May 17, 2024

06:30 AM - 16 May 2024

Year 5 are experiencing lovely weather and have so far enjoyed some archery, giant swings, muddy tunnels and jumping off the trapeze! Delicious curry or sausage rolls for dinner, then sports on the field.— Thames Ditton Jrs () May 16, 2024

Local Governing Body

The Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership (HWLP) was formed on 1 July 2019, when Hinchley Wood School (formerly a single-academy trust) became a multi-academy trust.

HWLP is now a multi-academy trust and a registered company, limited by guarantee. It is an exempt charity regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education. More information about the trust, can be found on their website.

The Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership Trust Board has established a Local Governing Body for Thames Ditton Junior School fulfilling an advisory function regarding student learning and welfare. Under the Local Governing Body, a Primary Admissions Sub-Committee has also been established covering both Trust Primary schools.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests for your information.

The Local Governing Body (LGB) comprises a maximum of eleven Local Governors. Local Governors are either elected or appointed: up to five are appointed by the Trustees; two Parent Local Governors are elected from the parent body; two Staff Local Governors are nominated and elected by school staff; the Headteacher and CEO are Ex-Officio Local Governors. The Chair and/or Local Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Local Governors:

Clerk: Ms Margaret Humphries
c/o Thames Ditton Junior School
Mercer Close
Thames Ditton

Tel: 020 8398 7161 Ext. 1342


To meet ESFA Academy Trust Handbook requirements, the following information is provided for each of the Local Governors who have been involved in governance during the previous academic year: 


Governor Type

Date of Appointment

Term of Office (end date)

Ms Claudette Atkinson Trustee Appointed Governor 1 November 2022 31 October 2026
Ms Karen Walker Trustee Appointed Governor 1 September 2019 (re-elected) 31 August 2023
Ms Claire Marstin Trustee Appointed Governor 31 March 2020 30 March 2024
Mr Craig Oxby Parent Governor 16 March 2020 15 March 2024
Mr Matt Donkin Parent Governor 16 March 2020 15 March 2024
Ms Andrea Gordon Staff Local Governor 1 November 2022 31 October 2026
Ms Jody Larkin Trustee Appointed Governor 08 December 2023 07 December 2027
Ms Katy Cullen Trustee Appointed Governor 08 December 2023 07 December 2027
Mr Ben Bartlett CEO 1 November 2022 Ex-Officio
Mr Matt Lewis Headteacher      1 September 2023  Ex-Officio
Governors who have stepped down in last 12 months      
Mrs Rebecca Walker Trustee Appointed Governor 24 March 2019 30 November 2022
Ms Bronach Hughes Co-Opted Governor Re-elected on 1 September 2019 31 October 2022
Mr Stewart Holt Parent Governor 1 November 2018 31 October 2022
Mr Jeff Collins Co-opted Governor 23 March 2022 (reappointment) 30 September 2022
Ms Caroline Williams Co-opted Governor 23 September 2019 14 December 2021
Mr Jay Bimbrah Trustee Appointed Governor 02 December 2023 21 October 2023
Ms Emily Fanzo Interim Headteacher September 2022 31 August 2023
Ms Lyndsey Lough Staff Governor 09 July 2021 31 August 2023
Ms Fionna Starritt Headteacher 23 April 2019 31 August 2023