"Governors share your ambition that all pupils should be provided with a high quality educational experience" Ofsted 2018

Cheney School has a Local Governing Body, chaired by Mr Richard Stamper, which is responsible for ensuring that the Cheney School is conducted in accordance with its ethos and values, overseeing the appointment and professional development of staff and setting and reviewing the school’s curriculum. Trustees have the final approval of Governors recommended by the Local Governing Body. The Chair of Cheney's Local Governing Body is appointed by the other Local Cheney Governors on an annual basis.

If you would like to contact the Chair please write to the Clerk to Governors at Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7QH or email adawson@cheneyschool.org

Cheney School converted to Academy status on 1st February 2022, joining the River Learning Trust.

The River Learning Trust (RLT) is a Multi-Academy Trust responsible for a number of schools and a school centred initial teacher training provider (SCITT). We are united by our principles and our commitment to working together to achieve excellent in education. Please visit the RLT website to find out more www.riverlearningtrust.org

Via the link below you will be able to access statutory information that Academy Trusts must publish, such as the annual report, annual audited accounts, memorandum of association, articles of association, funding agreement and information about the Board of Trustees.


The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500. The River Learning Trust's registered office is c/o Gosford Hill School, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2NT.

The Central Office is at:
c/o Gosford Hill School
Oxford Road

Telephone: 01865 558727

Email: office@riverlearningtrust.org

If you interested in joining the Governing Body or want to contact the Governors for any reason,  please contact Mrs A Dawson, Clerk to the Governors, at JGeddes@cheney.oxon.sch.uk for further information.

The Scheme of Delegation for Cheney School

The Terms of Reference for LGB

Pecuniary interests - Accounting Officer

Memorandum and Articles of Association

Master funding agreement - P1 to P41


Anu Dawson

E-mail: JGeddes@cheneyschool.org