Rick Van Driel

The Bursar who led us into the dark

The role of any school bursar is financial prudence and sound judgement of finances. The typical job for a school Bursar is as follows: Looking at the financial accounts running up to the closure announcement of Abbots Bromley and the schools poor financial health it reads as a shocking inditement of the bursar’s roles in Read More…

Abbots Bromley school accounts overdue
Closure Announcement

Overdue accounts and the law

Having an accountant as a member of any school governing body is a win win situation you would think. Imagine having an accountant who knew where you could making efficiency savings whilst also being able to predict business growth that would surely be the perfect example of an accountant. As a part of the governing Read More…

Abbots Bromley School Whistleblowing
Governors Woodard Corporation


Blowing the whistle is more formally known as ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’. It is important you can do so knowing that you are protected from losing your job and/ or being victimised as a result of what you have uncovered and made public. We are wishing to hear from Staff, Governors and Read More…

Pauline Norvall Abbots Bromley School

Request to Pauline Norvall Chair of Governors.

Update on request 28.07.2019 To date no information has been forthcoming, this request has been received and read by Pauline, Heather and Simon James and they are all actively choosing to ignore the requests for the meeting minutes. × Dismiss alert Back in February, the school governing body made the decision to close the school, Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
School Future

Offer made

A Hong Kong-based businessman has yesterday submitted a bid to acquire Abbots Bromley School and inject significant working capital into the school to allow the school to continue to trade in September 2019. The investor was introduced to Woodard from the parent panel after an approach from his agent via this website, the agent and Read More…

Abbots Bromley School News Update
School Future

Parents Group Update 2nd July 2019

With all the negative briefings from Woodard in recent days, the morale at the school is lower than ever and as parents we feel the same emotions and same sadness, on speech day many of the parent panel spoke amongst ourselves about how special the school is and how heartbreaking it was and the performances Read More…