How our school is run

Zelda School is a Charity (Registered No.: 1140307), and is overseen by a board of Trustees.

At the time of writing (May 2024), the Trustees are:

Vicki Strugnell - Chair of Trustees
Zelda Astley - Executive Headteacher
Theresa Robertson - Creative Director
Russ Monhemius - Finance & Safeguarding
Kathryn White - General support

The Trustees are responsible for overseeing all of the charity’s activities, and for ensuring that these activities remain true to the charity’s core purpose. Because the charity runs a school, the role of the Trustees is also like that of school Governors. Trustees are not paid for their work in this role.

The Trustees are collectively the employers of all the Zelda School staff, provide support to the management team and all other staff and deal with any issues that arise, are responsible for future planning and development of Zelda School, press and promotions, recruitment of new staff, budgeting and reports, financial planning, buildings and maintenance, grant applications and outreach with other schools and organisations.

The Trustees meet once every half term, and work behind the scenes in many capacities. They also join workdays, help create the festivals and fairs, and do further buildings and maintenance work at the schools out of term time.

If you would like to know more about the Trustee group or have any questions about our school, please contact Vicki Strugnell on +44 7765 692555 or

School Management

The Headteacher and Manager of Zelda School is Zelda Astley. You can contact her on 07400 576 116 or

You can also write to the Headteacher Zelda Astley, or the Chair of the Trustees Vicki Strugnell:

Zelda School
Hollifield Farm Project
Bonallack Lane
TR12 6UJ