St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is an academy trust limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number 9258843).  Its registered office is at Westgate Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5DE.

The school is a founder member of the Bromley Catholic Schools Umbrella Trust.  For further details on its constitution and its function please follow the drop down to the index on the left.


The school was incorporated on 10th October 2014 and opened as an academy on 1st November 2014.


The Members of the company are as follows: -

Mgr Gerald Ewing, VIcar General - appointed 1st March 2023

Sr Marta Isabel Teixeira De Douse e Silva, Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - appointed 2nd December 2022

Mr John Philip Hayes, Chair of Governors - appointed 27th September 2016


The Chair of Governors is Mr John Hayes who was re-elected on 29th September 2022.


The Headteacher is Mrs Isobel Vassallo.


The Governing Body consists of the eight Foundation Governors (five appointed by the Archbishop of Southwark and three by the trustees, the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus), one Local Governor appointed by the Governing Body, two Staff Governors appointed after election by members of the school’s staff, two Parents’ Governors appointed after election by parents of children at school and the Head Teacher, Mrs Isobel Vassallo, as an ex officio member.  All of these appointments are in accordance with the Articles of Association (articles 50 - 58).  Details of appointments, categories and term of office can be found on the page dedicated to our Governors (see tab above) 

Please note that we use the terms "school" and "academy" interchangeably in context and they relate to the operation and activity of St Mary's Catholic Primary School.  Also, the governors act as the trustees for the charitable activities of the school and as directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law.  Similarly, these terms are used interchangeably: "governor", "trustee" and "director".

Academy Details

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In accordance with the Academies Trust Handbook and the Articles of Association the governing body has created two sub-committees. The terms of reference for these two bodies have been agreed.

It is central to good and effective governance of the school (academy trust) that those persons holding positions of responsibility and influence should act in an open and transparent manner and not be influenced by social or business relationships that may have, or be presumed to have, affected their conduct of office or business decisions.

The school's financial regulations stipulate that Governors and members of staff having a pecuniary, family or other personal interest in any contract involving the school, need to declare such interests to the school. The school is required to update the declaration of interests register.

Governing Body Sub-Committees & Terms of Reference

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Register of Interests

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School is an academy trust limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number 09258843)