The Trustees of Our Lady’s are a voluntary body who are committed to providing independent, Catholic education to all children at the Nursery and School.

As a group, the Trustees provide a vast range of experience on matters including pastoral care, education, HR, Marketing, Ethos and Business.

The Trustees prioritise the School’s Strategic Development Plan to ensure that both the Nursery and School have the opportunity to grow and develop as their respective needs change.  They are committed to year-round education and care, and as a registered charity the Trust invests in the fabric and structure of the school and nursery at all times. 


Matthew Ware – Chair of the Trustees

Matthew Ware is a Managing Consultant specialising in Project, Programme, Portfolio Management and leadership. With public and private sector experience delivering major programmes, strategy and policy at an executive level. He provides programme and financial governance while developing high performance teams. Matthew is a chartered engineer who has driven innovation and sustainability within the public sector concurrent with transformation and cultural change.


David Godden

David brings commercial, operational and governance expertise to the Trustee Board.  He is currently a non-executive Director of NHS Property Services Limited, which owns and manages a large part of the NHS estate, and of Sage Homes Limited, a registered provider of affordable housing. He also sits on the Estates Committee of the Imperial War Museum.  Until recently he was a Trustee of Power to Change, a charity developing a movement of community owned and run businesses across England, and he has recently stepped down as Chairman of Farnham Cricket Club.


Annabel Barrett

Mathew Jones


Contact can be made with the Chair via the address below

Col. M Ware
The Chair of Trustees
Our Lady's Prep School and Nursery
19 The Avenue
RG45 6PB






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