School Governors

Blake Gorst FRICS (Chairman)
Chartered Surveyor. Joined Singer & Friedlander in 1971. His two daughters attended Sarum Hall and he has been a governor since 1993. He is a Committee member of the M.C.C.

Phillip Ashton BSc(Hons), ACA (Finance & Audit Committee)
Graduated from the University of Warwick in 1981 and then trained and qualified as a chartered accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers). He has spent 25 years working in banking and/or finance roles.

Peter Beesley LLB
Solicitor at Lee, Bolton Monier-Williams solicitors. He is Adviser to the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England in educational matters and Registrar of the Woodard Schools. His two daughters attended Sarum Hall and he has been a governor since 1997.

Sharon Martin (Safeguarding and Education Committee)
Current Headmistress at Stormont School, an IAPS school for girls in Hertfordshire. Previously Deputy Head at UCS Junior Branch and Director of Studies at St John’s, Northwood.

Sebastian Rice BA, LLB
Solicitor and partner in a major City law firm. His two daughters attended Sarum Hall. He speaks regularly at international conferences and is fluent in Russian and Italian.

Katrien McCarthy-Roppe (Education Committee)
MA in Art History and an MA in Cultural Management from the University of Louvain, Belgium, in addition to her PGCE from the same institution. Chief of Staff at a global financial outsourcing firm. She has extensive experience teaching English as a foreign language and is involved in charity work. Her two daughters attended Sarum Hall.

Sophie Carter

“My child is a very happy pupil of Sarum Hall and is excited to go to school every morning. She is learning at a great rate and is enthusiastic about the content which she is learning.”

Sarum Hall parent

“Teaching quality is outstanding.”

Sarum Hall parent

“I love the teachers because they are kind and helpful.”

Sarum Hall pupil