Governors who's who

Our Governing body is made up of a combination of Staff, Ex-Officio, Foundation, Local Authority, Co-Opted, Associate and Parent Governors. Our current body is made up of the following:

Staff Governors

D Capener

Samantha Townes
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David Capener

Samantha Townes

Dawn Horsfall


John Ackerley, Foundation Governor

My experience lies in chemical research and secondary education. I have two grandchildren at Prestbury in years 4 and 5 respectively. My aim, as a Foundation Governor, is to support the Headteacher and his staff in providing a happy educational environment in which pupils can fully realise their potential in all the activities which are provided for them.

Patrick Angier, Ex-Officio Foundation Governor

Jeremy Bolton, Co-Opted Governor

I joined the FGB in September 2010, was elected Chair in May 2013, and also sit on the Building & Finance and Admissions sub committees. My background is in finance as a chartered accountant, and I work in the banking sector. All of our three children attended the school from reception following our move to Prestbury in 2006, and the excellent all round education and opportunities they received have provided a solid foundation for their life now at Fallibroome. My aim, as a Co-Opted Governor, is to assist in the strategic direction of the school, and help to ensure that the high quality of education and the range of activities available are maintained in a safe and secure environment for the benefit of current and future pupils.



Paul Gibbons, Parent Governor

I joined as Parent Governor in October 2016, my background is as a Chartered Surveyor, Practicing Expert Witness and Managing Director of a Construction Consultancy business based in the North West. My daughter goes to Prestbury School and I am pleased to support the school with its strategic direction.  

Reg Lord, Foundation Governor

I am a qualified accountant with Public Sector and Higher Education background; I’m also a former University Senior Lecturer & Head of Business School Directorate; treasurer and Board Member of advocacy charity for adults with learning difficulties; and former Non Exec Director and Chair of Audit Committee of the local PCT. My interests include football, golf and tennis; travel and reading. I’m an active Rotarian, a former Town Crier and an active member of St Peters Prestbury. I have two sons and four grandchildren (two at Prestbury School).

Karen McCurdy, Local Authority Governor

I joined the governing body in September 2016 and although new to Prestbury, I have over ten years’ experience as a governor. My working background is in primary education, with my last post being a deputy headteacher in a primary school. I now work part time as an associate primary education consultant and enjoy spending time with my two young children. I live locally and am looking forward to becoming involved in the school community at Prestbury.

Emma Pickup Foundation Governor

I have been a Governor at the school since 2013 and have twins at the school who are currently in Year 5. I sit on the Admissions and Building and Finance committees and  became a Governor as I believe the school has a sterling record for providing an excellent education in a loving and Christian environment and I hope, as a Governor, to help maintain and develop this for future generations of pupils. I am an active member of the St. Peter's congregation and own a residential lettings business based in Prestbury. 

Sarah Pittham, Parent Governor

I have been a Governor since September 2016 and  have one child still at Prestbury, Noah in year 4. My elder children are both now at Fallibroome having fantastic experiences here! I am passionate that the fantastic education my children have been afforded at Prestbury is able to continue to flourish and will whole-heartedly support and work with the staff and governing body to enable this to happen.

John Roebuck, Foundation Governor

I have been a resident of Prestbury for twenty years. I am married to Caroline and we have two wonderful children who attend Prestbury Primary School.
I am self employed and enjoy sailing and other sports in my spare time.
I want to ensure that Prestbury Primary School gives all our children the best possible education and start in life. As a Foundation Governor my most important role is supporting and developing the Christian Foundation of the school.

Jackie Smith-Lomas, Foundation Governor

I have been a Governor since 2011. I am Vice Chair of the Governing Body, Chair of the Personnel & Curriculum Committee and have special responsibility for Special Educational Needs.
My son is now in the upper juniors and I work for BBC Children's in Salford Quays.


Linda Saunders

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Prestbury C.E Primary School

Bollin Grove, Prestbury
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK10 4JJ

Main Contact: Angela Norton, School Business Manager

Tel: 01625 383033

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