Bringing out the best in boys
Home About Us Banstead Prep Useful Information Admissions Activities Sport Parent Zone Contact Us

Our Governors


Ashley Head
Chair & Development
Ashley has been in the Financial Services sector for 40 years and manages the Boards of the companies he chairs. He has three sons and a daughter. One son has just left Priory Prep on a Scholarship to Epsom College and another son is an Old Priorian who was a Music Scholar at Epsom College. His eldest son is a Major in the Army having also received the Military Cross. His daughter owns her own companies. Ashley enjoys all sport, organising concerts and events as well as raising money for charity. Ashley is also a supporter of Banstead Cricket Club.

Contact Details

Mr Ashley Head, C/O Priory Preparatory School, Bolters Lane, Banstead SM7 2AJ

01737 366920

Ashley Head 
James Denny Dip Arch MBIAT
Property Management
James runs his own sole practitioner consultancy in Architecture and Construction supporting private individuals through to blue chip corporate organisations. James is a Parent Governor at Priory Prep. Their daughter attends Bramley School in Walton-on-the-Hill. James enjoys most sports including football, rugby and cricket as well as history and literature.
 James Denny
Timir Patel FCCA
Timir qualified as a certified accountant in 1990 and is married with two children, a son and a daughter. After qualifying in a mid-size practice, various mainstream accounting and finance roles followed in commerce and industry ranging from City broking firms to retail, manufacturing and distribution companies, specifically in the fast growth and entrepreneurial start-up organisations. In 2000, Timir joined Asssettrust as Group Finance Director and has been part of the executive team developing and managing the Group finances. Timir is a former parent of the school whose son went on to Kings College School, Wimbledon.
 Timir Patel
Brent Stevens BEd
Education & Child Protection
Brent was a teacher for 37 years, 33 of which were spent at St John's School Leatherhead. During his time at St John's, Brent was a boarding Housemaster for 14 years, was in charge of university applications and was Head of Careers for the last 10 years. He retired from teaching in 2008 and now works for the Independent Schools Careers Organisation as a Regional Adviser. He is married with children and grandchildren and lives locally.

 Brent Stevens


Sarah Fenn
Education (specialising in Early Years)
Sarah has worked in Childcare for the past 30 years. She started Fennies Under 5's Day Nurseries in 1992 and has built the business to accomodate over 1,000 children today. Sarah has one son who attended Priory Prep and is now studying at Nottingham University, as well as a daughter who is at Newcastle University. Sarah's youngest daughter is currently studying at Epsom College. She also recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and is going to attempt the Sahara Challenge this year.

Sarah Fenn


Andy Bustard
Andy has been a teacher for over twenty years, working at Epsom College since 2011. During his time at Epsom, he has taught History, Politics and been a passionate sports coach. Andy is currently Assistant Head (Total Curriculum) of Epsom College, responsible for co-curricular activities such as sport, music, drama, the activities programme, Service in the Community and the school calendar. He is married with two children, aged 11 and 8, and lives in Epsom
 Bustard Andrew

Andrew Chesser 
Legal & Relationship Management

Andrew is a partner at Withersworldwide solicitors, responsible for Property Litigation, and has over 25 years' experience in this field.  Andrew is an ex-parent and recently was part of the race team on the Clipper Round the World Race.

 a chesser photo

Nutan Joshi 
Relationship Management

Nutan is a Radio Choreographer based in Sutton and has been associated with Priory school for a number of years. Nutan recently organised the highly successful "Bollywood Night" fundraising event and provides guidance on may areas including Education, Health & Safety and Relationship Management.


Davina Patel
Parent Governor

Davina's experience is as a Financial Consultant.  Davina has two sons at Priory and has been associated with the school for over six years. She is a Parent Governor.


Andrew Shelly
Parent Governor

Andrew is managing Director of Shelly Motors.  He has one son currently at Priory, the other having recently left to join St. Johns School.


A Company Limited by Guarantee Number 846881 Registered Charity Number 312035    Website development by OuterEdge UK