Our School Community


The Governors of The Cotswold School Academy Trust oversee the organisation of the school and their charitable purpose is the advancement of education. They are ultimately responsible for the performance of the school in achieving this aim and in ensuring the smooth running of its business needs.

They provide direction and support to the Principal and Deputy Principals, the School Management Team and the staff of the School.  Our Governors are listed here.

A job description for Parent Governors can be seen here.
The election process for Governors can be reviewed here.

The Cotswold School PTA

The Cotswold School PTA is a group of parents, guardians, staff and friends of The Cotswold School which aims to support the school in the education of the pupils through the organisation of social events, raising funds and providing an important forum through which relationships between parents, staff and those associated with the school can develop.

You can read more about the PTA and how you can become involved here.

The Community

The Cotswold School is, first and foremost, a community school – serving the children of our North Cotswold catchment area.  Over the years the School has forged strong community links which we endeavour to develop year on year.  Our students will be seen at community based events and supporting local charities in a variety of ways.

Our students are encouraged to regard themselves as representatives of not just their school but their community at large.  As young ambassadors of The Cotswolds and our country, we are proud that their excellent behaviour and good manners are often commented upon when we travel both nationally and abroad.

We greatly appreciate the support we receive from our community.  The local Rotary Club assists our 6th Formers by providing mock interviews, giving our students the chance to hone their interview skills.  Our students are also encouraged to take part in Rotary International competitions such as Youth Speaks, Youth Writes, Young Chef, Young Photographer and Young Artist.   Many of our pupils have excelled at district and regional level and beyond.   The competitions have been invaluable in developing our pupils’ confidence, resilience and healthy competitive spirit.

We also enjoy links with local businesses and other schools, while we engage with the wider community through care home visits, our long-standing tradition of Christmas lunch for local senior citizens and myriad charitable activities, to name but a few.  The wider community is also welcomed into the school – we welcome visitors and guest speakers while our our excellent facilities – for parties, sports, concerts, clubs and shows – can be let, extending the resources available to the wider community.