Governance of the Trust

The University of Liverpool Maths School (ULMaS) is a Single Academy Trust run by a board of Trustees.


The University of Liverpool Maths School exists to enable children with a strong interest and high potential in the mathematical sciences to achieve global impact through their work, learning and research in the mathematical sciences.  We educate 16-19 year old students on our roll and also aim to play a role in supporting the education of students in all schools in the Liverpool City Region.

The board of Trustees manages the business of the academy trust and acts as the local governing body for the school. Trustees are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust.  The Trustees are appointed to the board by the Members of the Trust.

Our Trust is registered with Companies House as UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL MATHEMATICS SCHOOL Company number 11686521

Our Memorandum and Articles of Association is available for download here

Our Funding Agreement with the DFE was signed on 28 May 2020 and is available for download here

The board of Trustees (our governing body) is responsible for 

The board of Trustees currently has 12 members. Each September, a parent/ carer of the new cohort of Year 12 students will join the board.  The decision about who becomes a school Trustee is made by the Members of the Trust.  The Members of the Trust determine who should be a Trustee.

The Members of the Trust are:

Biographies of all members and trustees are available on our website here.

How to contact the Trustees:

How the Board of Trustees conducts its business:

The board of Trustees signs off the annual accounts and is responsible for adherence to the trust’s funding agreement with the Secretary of State, who is the principal charitable regulator for the sector.

The board has three subcommittees:

The Education Committee is currently constituted as follows:

The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee is currently constituted as follows:

Damian Haigh and Lynda Stott attend FAR meetings in an advisory capacity as Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer but are not voting members of the committee.

The Staffing and Appraisal Committee is currently constituted as follows:

The Governance Committee is currently constituted as follows:

The dates of Full Board and Sub-Committee meetings of the Trustees are available here: Dates Of Trustee Meetings 2022-25

The Register of Interests for our Trustees is available here: Register of Interests Feb 2024

Our Scheme of Delegation is available here: Scheme of delegation

Our Filing History on Companies House is available here including our Annual Report and Financial Statements:

School governance is a voluntary role in public life.  Find out more about what is involved here:

In growing our board of Trustees we seek to increase the diversity of views and skills on the board.   We welcome applications from a wide range of people including younger adults and those who have not attended university.  We would like to increase the representation of women on the board and warmly encourage women with an interest to make contact with us, either through the form below or an email to

To find out more about the trustee role and express an interest, please complete the form below: