How schools are run

Governing bodies

Every school has a governing body, which could consist of between 9 and 20 people depending on the size and type of the school.

School governors play a vital part in the success of schools. They are volunteers, who work with the head and the council to improve standards in their school.  

Wandsworth School governors website

If you are a school governor in Wandsworth, visit our School Governor website. You can find information on:

  • Training
  • Meetings
  • Advice on good practice and procedures

Who inspects schools?

Primary and secondary school inspection reports and plans for Wandsworth are available on the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) website.

The league table for primary schools is available at the Department for Education website.

You can find further statistical information on the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) website

Since 2003 the secondary school performance tables also include Key Stage 3 results and Value Added measures between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 and also Key Stage 3 and GCSE.