Trust Status


Our trust status is very important because it has enabled us to establish long-term relationships with external partners and to involve them in the school’s governance and leadership. Our trustees include four universities: Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, University of Warwick and the University of East London. These trustees together with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Institute of Education, Poplar Harcar and Catlin Group Ltd are determined to ensure that we remain an excellent place of learning.



In addition we have two patrons who are also key to our success: 


Professor John Wass

John Wass has been a consultant physician since 1982, first at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and
then in Oxford since 1995. Besides general medicine he specialises in endocrinology. He has been chairman of the Society for Endocrinology from 2006-2009, editor of the Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology (2002 and 2010) and is an elected council member of the Royal College of Physicians (2006 to the present). He is the Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University and Head of the Department of Endocrinology at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Churchill Hospital. He qualified at Guy’s in 1971 and did his endocrine training at Bart’s, gaining his MD from the University of London in 1980. From 1989 he was Professor of Clinical Endocrinology and Sub-Dean, University of London at Bart’s. In 1995 he founded the Oxfordshire Osteoporosis Service.

Professor Brian Cox OBE

Professor Cox gained a first class degree in physics from the University of Manchester and was awarded a PPARC Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has worked on a plethora of major projects including the H1 experiment at DESY, HERA, the Tevatron collider in Chicago, POMWIG and the ATLAS experiment at CERN. He was awarded a Chair in Particle Physics at the University of Manchester and through his Royal Society University Research Fellowship continues his work on ATLAS and the public promotion of science.