Governing body

Chair of Governors: Mrs Sam Abbott, Vice Principal, City College Plymouth.

Chair of Members of Plymouth Studio School Ltd: Mr Philip Davies, Principal and Chief Executive, City College Plymouth.  ( Contact details: PA - Francesca Stratford, City College Plymouth, Kings Road, Plymouth, PL1 5QG. 01752 305300)

Board of Governors

Register of Interests

Meeting Dates  

Contact Details: If you wish to contact any member of the Board of Governors, please do so via the Clerk, Bernice Williamson-Firth on 01752 243900 or email

Governors are crucial to the effective running of the Plymouth Studio School. The different perspectives they can bring are invaluable to the Principal, students and staff. They will work closely with the Principal and the leadership team to set the strategic direction and development of the School and play an active and enthusiastic part in promoting the School and in ensuring its long-term success.

The Governors’ roles at the Plymouth Studio School are to:

  • provide a strategic view, and help to set and maintain the broad framework within which the Principal and the staff should run the School
  • act as a critical friend and provide the Principal of the School with support and offer advice and information but also to provide some challenge
  • report to the Governing Body on the School’s performance, and, in turn, the Governing Body is accountable to all stakeholders on the School’s overall performance.

If you are interested in becoming a Plymouth Studio School Governor, please call 01752 243900 or e-mail