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Vanguard Learning Trust is a cross-phase Trust in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Vyners Learning Trust was established in February 2015 when Ryefield Primary School and Vyners School formed the multi-academy trust.  In September 2018, Ruislip High School joined the Trust which was renamed Vanguard Learning Trust.  The Trust currently has five schools: Field End Junior School, Hermitage Primary School, Ruislip High School, Ryefield Primary School and Vyners School.  Oak Farm Primary School is also an associate member.

More information can be found on Vanguard Learning Trust’s website (click here).

Vanguard Learning Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales.
Registered Number: 07796938
Registered Office: Field End Junior School, Field End Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 9PQ

All schools within the Trust operate as one legal entity with a single board of trustees.   Although the schools retain their individual identities and their own local governing bodies, the board of trustees has responsibility to ensure the vision and values of the Trust are lived up to at each school.  It also ensures that each local governing body is held accountable for the highest levels of teaching and learning within their schools.

Key Trust Roles
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees: Mr Peter Davies
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees: Mr David Trood
  • Acting Chair of the Trust’s Finance and Resources Committee : Mr Peter Davies
  • Chair of the Trust’s Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee: Mr Andy Sykes
  • Chair of the Trust's Strategy Committee: Cllr Eddie Lavery
  • Chair of the Trust’s Curriculum and Standards Committee:  Mr Kim Rowe
  • Chair of the Chairs' Forum: Cllr Eddie Lavery
  • Lead-trustee for safeguarding and Chair of the Safeguarding Forum: Pauline Nixon

The Trust’s Chief Executive Officer and Accounting Officer is Dr Martina Lecky.

Any of the Trustees may be contacted directly by writing to them c/o the registered company address (Field End Junior School, Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA4 9PQ).

Full details of Vanguard Learning Trust’s governance arrangements, as well as copies of the statutory accounts and Articles of Association can be found on the governance page of the Trust’s website (click here).


Vyners' Local Governing Body

The Governors at Vyners are committed to working in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents, students and the local community in developing a positive, successful, creative and supportive learning environment for the students at Vyners.

The Local Governing Body's main duties are to:

  • Set the strategic direction, policies and objectives of the school
  • Set appropriate targets for student achievement at each Key Stage
  • Critically review the school's budget and development plans
  • Review progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • Challenge and support the Headteacher

Mark Hague - Chair of Governors

Key Local Governing Body Roles 

The Acting Chair of the Local Governing Body for Vyners School:
Mrs Claire Clarke

The Acting Vice-Chair of the Local Governing Body:
Mrs Kirsty Farrell

Acting Chair of the Pay Committee: 
Mrs Claire Clarke

The Chair of the Local Governing Body or any of the Governors may be contacted by writing to them c/o Vyners School, Warren Road, Ickenham, UB10 8AB or by email (, clearly stating the name of the individual to whom you wish it to be addressed

Vyners' Parent Governor Election - Summer 2024

  1. Invitation letter - call for nominations (click here)

  2. Information for potential parent governors (click here)

  3. Vanguard Learning Trust local governor role description (click here)

  4. Nomination form (click here)

  5. Notification of ballot (click here)

  6. Outcome of Parent Governor Election Letter (click here)

Included on this page:

  • Local Governors of Vyners School and their terms of office 
  • Vyners School Governors’ attendance record 
  • The Local Funding Agreement for Vyners School
  • Vyners School Local Governing Body’s Terms of Reference and Scheme of Delegation 
  • Vyners School Local Governing Body’s sub-committees’ Terms of Reference 
  • Vanguard Learning Trust Register of Business Interests 

Details of our Articles of Association can be accessed here.