Parents Association


St Paul’s Steiner Project and St Paul’s Steiner Project Two

The work of the school is carried out by two charities, St Paul’s Steiner Project Limited (Charity No. 1037313)
which is responsible for the restoration, maintenance and events within the St Paul’s building and St Pauls’s
Steiner Project Two Limited (Charity no. 1076454) which is responsible for running the school. The second charity
leases the building from the first charity. Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the charities,
which give the full detail on the role of the Associations and their members, are available from the School Office.

The Trustees of both charities have overall legal responsibility; they are responsible for ensuring that the charities
are run in accordance with their stated primary objectives and that their assets are protected. The trustees are
selected and may be removed by the Members of the Association or can be co-opted by other trustees. The
trustees formally meet twice a term but in practice usually meet more often. Trustees give their time and support
voluntarily. Paid members of staff of a charity cannot also be trustees of that charity and so there are no teachers
or school staff who are trustees. At St Paul’s past and present trustees have come primarily from the parent body
but this can pose issues of conflict of interest. The school is always keen to strengthen the governance
with trustees from beyond the school but it is acknowledged that it is not easy to engage outside people as
volunteers without obvious interests of the school.

Association members

Association members are equivalent to shareholders in companies with shares. They hold the Trustees to
account and can nominate, elect or remove trustees, according to the terms of the Articles of Association.
Association members have powers to call general meetings of the Association. The Association membership is
drawn from parents, staff and friends of St Paul’s. The Association meets annually at the Annual General Meeting
(AGM) and from time to time at Extra General Meetings (EGM’s) when necessary. Trustees come from the
Association membership so a strong Association membership provides a strong trusteeship for the school.

New Association members

Each year the school seeks to invigorate and extend the membership of its Association. We are inviting all those
who fulfil the following criteria to apply to become members of the Association:
1. Those who have been connected to the school for a minimum period of one year;
2. Those who intend to commit themselves to participate for a minimum of three years;
3. Those who feel both inwardly and outwardly committed to St. Paul’s. i.e. as a parent
or member of staff.
4. Those who are willing to participate actively in meetings, events and practical tasks to
support its development.

If you fulfil these criteria and wish to become a member, please could you complete the form below and
return it to the School Office marked ‘Association membership’. A list of the current membership is held by the
school office.

 Download Association Application form (PDF)

 Download Association Application form (Word)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the School office by email or by note in the
Trustees’ pigeonhole – marked ‘Association membership’.