Foundation Governors


Foundation governors are nominated by Winchcombe Parochial Church Council and appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester. Vacancies arise from time to time and anyone who is interested in becoming a foundation governor should contact the PCC or Clerk to Governors, Linda Barnes via the school. Click on the Diocese of Gloucester logo to take you to the Diocese governor information page.


Chair of Governors Anna Hay 

Foundation Governor

Anna Hay

Chair of Governors since Jan 2018

I have lived in Winchcombe for 9 years and have two children at the School.  I work at the University in Cheltenham / Gloucester in student support and find working with unruly young adults a whole lot easier than dealing with my own two children!  I applied to become a Governor because I was so impressed with the experience my children had at the School and I wanted to give something back to show my appreciation.  It's great to be part of a team helping the School to deliver excellent provision to the children in and around Winchcombe.


Tony Mason

Foundation Governor and Vice Chair of Governors

Anthony Mason

Foundation Governor since 2009

Tony was born and grew up in Middlesex and spent most of his working life in the financial services sector in central London.  He also worked for several years as accountant for a charity that provided learning through play facilities for children with disabilities.  He moved to Winchcombe in 2006 and was appointed a Foundation Governor in October 2009.

Having endured years in the rat race commuting into London and working in offices, he now enjoys the luxury of the open air and the Cotswold countryside, walking and playing the odd round of golf (badly).

Tony is married to Christine and they have three children and three grandchildren.



Rev JP Hoskins

Ex Officio Governor

Rev JP Hoskins became Priest-in-Charge of Winchcombe, Gretton, Sudeley and Stanley Pontlarge in January 2016.



Lynne Banks

Foundation Governor since 2018

I have lived in Winchcombe for over 30 years and feel very fortunate to have been able to bring my children up in such a beautiful town with such a strong sense of community. I taught at both the infant and junior schools in Winchcombe and then at Winchcombe Abbey C of E Primary School until my retirement in 2015.  It is a great pleasure to me to be part of a team that is always working to provide the best possible education for the children of Winchcombe.


David Allen

Foundation Governor since 2019

I live in Winchcombe and work as a judge in London.

My three children attended a Church of England Primary School, as do my two granddaughters, so I am familiar with and a strong supporter of the ethos of such schools.  I welcome the opportunity to work as part of a team helping the school to continue to deliver the excellent education and care that it provides.