Banstead Prep School is governed by United Learning and administered by a board of Governors known as the Local Governing Body.

Ashley Head, Chair of Governors

Ashley has been in the Financial Services sector for 40 years and manages the Boards of the companies he chairs. He has three sons, two of whom attended Priory Preparatory School, and a daughter. Ashley enjoys sport, organising concerts and events as well as raising money for charity and is a keen supporter of Banstead Cricket Club.

“At Banstead Prep, neither our pupils nor our staff will be limited in what they can achieve.”

The Chairman, Mr Ashley Head, may be contacted by letter care of the School at:

Banstead Preparatory School
Sutton Lane

Richard Alton

Richard Alton has been in education for twenty years.  He began teaching Physics and for the last ten years he has been Deputy Head of two local schools, initially The City of London Freemen’s School and, currently, Epsom College where he is responsible for admissions, curriculum and learning.  Outside of school, Richard is the father of three young children and in what little spare time he has left, he enjoys music, sport, reading and cooking.

Mark Boxall

Mark is currently COO of D4t4Solutions, an AIM listing IT provider, specializing in data solutions. He has considerable operational, sales and financial experience having been both board director and senior manager at technology consultancies and product based technology companies such as rbase, Morse, PTC and Siemens, and more recently Dell EMC.

Andrew Chesser

Andrew is a former Priory parent. His two sons have both graduated and are in their 20s. He has lived in the area all of his life and currently lives very close to Banstead Prep School. He has been a solicitor for some 30 years and is a London based partner in Withers LLP, specialising in property disputes."

Eamonn Fogarty

Eamonn gained an honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick before moving to London in the late 1980s. After a number of senior Technical and Management roles in London and Surrey, Eamonn founded a Cheam-based IT company in 1997 to provide leading technology and security to the Legal and Financial sectors.

Eamonn lives in Chipstead and is married with two daughters, both attended Bramley.  Eamonn is a past chair of Governors at Bramley School where he also served on the finance committee for many years.

Outside of work Eamonn enjoys a range of outdoor activities.

Ceri Jones

Ceri read History at Cambridge and has been Headmaster at Caterham School since 2015, one of the top performing co-educational schools in the country. Before he joined Caterham Ceri was Second Master at Tonbridge School in Kent and also the Principal of The Marsh Academy, a large non-selective academy on the Romney Marshes. In 2015 he was awarded a Distinction by the University of Buckingham for his Masters in Educational Leadership and, in the same year, he co-founded an educational charity, the Accelerate and Access Foundation. This charity supports bright pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to top ranking universities and is based on a model of collaboration between state schools, independent schools and universities that is unique in the UK.

He is a keen sportsman and played football for Cambridge He still teaches A level history and specialised in the American Civil and Early Modern Witchcraft.


Independent Schools' Chair at United Learning, Mrs Angela Crowe, can be contacted care of the United Learning central office on (+44) 01832 864 444 or

The operation of the School is delegated to the Head, Ms Vicky Ellis, and her senior colleagues.

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
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