Three groups work together to govern Peaslake Free School and Nursery.


The school has 8 full or part-time staff. Aside from the Headteacher and permanent teaching staff we are supported by a part-time music and drama teacher, four part-time nursery/teaching assistants and two part-time administrative assistants.


This dedicated team are supported by parents and the local community who come in to school to listen to the children reading and organise the library.


An Executive Committee of Trustees, drawn from all walks of the local community, meets regularly, to provide overall steering and direction for the operations and strategy of the school, and to oversee the working groups of volunteers who perform the critical functions necessary to operate a school. The Trustees also act as the Board of Governors. The Annual Peaslake School Review Meeting provides an opportunity to hear about the school's progress, meet the Trustees and help shape the role we play in the community.


The Trustee Body are:

  • Mark Foster - Chairman

  • David Newman - Treasurer

  • Andrew Clayton - Legal Counsel 

  • Moira Jones - Financial Controller

  • Tom Southee - SEN, Safeguarding and Curriculum Responsibility

  • James Cobb - Health, Safety and Facilities

  • Thomas Gruber - Maintenance and Parent Governor

  • Hayley van Leeuwen - Marketing and Parent Governor

  • Sara Dangerfield - Head Teacher

  • Liz Chapple  - Fundraising and Parent Liaison - Parent Governor

  • Sarah Small - Curriculum and Parent Governor

  • Janette Weller - Staff Governor


Being a parent at Peaslake school brings with it special obligations in line with the uniqueness of our school. Parents play an active role in certain school duties such as lunch and gardening duty and, in particular, form the backbone of our social fundraising initiatives in the village.


The Parents Forum is an active body which meets twice a term to discuss key ideas and plans with regard to the school and to share information with the Trustees.


Please see below some of our school policies which may be of interest. Please contact the school if you wish to see a specific policy which is not included here, or if you would like a paper copy of any of our policies.

Absence in Term Time Policy 
In-year Admissions Guidance Notes
In-year Admissions Application Form
Information on how to appeal if your application is unsuccessful can be found at:
Appeals resulting from in-year admissions applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
Admissions Policy 2021/2022
Admissions Policy 2022/2023
Appeals Timetable for Admissions in September 2021
Child behaviour policy
Safeguarding child protection policy
Assessment policy 2019
Safeguarding child protection policy - Covid-19 addendum
Curriculum policy
Disciplinary policy
eSafety policy
Sickness policy
Special education needs policy
Remissions policy
Food Allergies - customer notice
Privacy policy
Whistle-blowing Policy
Governor Profiles
Governor Meeting Attendance
Register of Members & Governors of Peaslake Free School Trust
Governance Structure
Finance Agreement and Memorandum & Articles of Association
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