The School’s governing body was incorporated under the Royal Charter in 1890 and is made up of up to 24 people at any one time. Rossall’s governing Council exists to govern the School in all matters to ensure Rossall School is able to provide a general education of the highest class and to do all things necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of this. The implementation and effectiveness of decisions are monitored either directly by Council or indirectly through sub-committees, including the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Education Committee, the Compliance and Safeguarding Committee, the Senior Remuneration Committee, the Health and Safety Committee and the Nominations Committee. Council and its sub-committees meet once per term. The Chairman of Governors can be contacted through correspondence using the school address or through firstname.lastname@example.org. The school address is also the registered address and the key telephone number is 01253 774201.
|The Earl of Derby, DL|
|Mrs H N Trapnell||Finance and General Purposes Committee, Trustee Trapnell Scholarship Fund|
|Mr A N Stephenson, MA||Trustee Trapnell Scholarship and other trust funds|
|Chairman Mr Chris Holt, BSc MBA ACMA||Finance and General Purposes Committee, Senior Salaries Committee|
|Vice Chair Mr S J Fisher, MA||Education and Welfare Committee, Nominations Committee|
|Secretary of the Corporation and Clerk to the Council Mr B E Clark, MBE||Secretary of the Charitable Trust Funds, Secretary Nominations Committee|
|Mr M J Reece, MA||Chair of Nominations Committee|
|Mrs C M Preston, BSc ARICS||Nominations Committee, MF House Link Governor|
|Mr M Craven, MA In||Chairman of the Investment Committee, Senior Salaries Committee, Trustee Trapnell Fund|
|Dr H O Fajemirokun, BA, PhD||Education and Welfare Committee, Marketing Link Governor|
|Mr C Littler FCA||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Dr D M Elliott, BSc MBChB||Health & Safety Committee, Common Room Link Governor and Education and Welfare Committee|
|Mrs L Croston, BSc PGCE ALCM||Safeguarding Governor, Education and Welfare Committee|
|Mrs K Thomas, MIFST, BSc, Rsci||Education and Welfare Committee|
|Mr D H Ewart, BA, PGCE, MA, DMS||Chairman of the Education and Welfare Committee|
|Mr. R.A. Wilson, MA||Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|The Revd. G Ashton, BA||Education and Welfare Committee|
|The Revd. Canon J M Hall, MA|
|Mr. D.K Gill, FCA||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Mrs. G. Austin-King BA, FCA, MBA, LLB, MCISI, MCIBS||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Mr. A.C. Potts, BSc, PGCE, C.Biol||Education and Welfare Committee|
Rossall School was founded in 1844 by Rev. St Vincent Beechey as a sister school to Marlborough College which had been founded the previous year.
The Rossall Foundation was set up by former Chair of Council, Hazel Trapnell, in 2005 to support the School's aims and to help it to flourish.