Trustees are nominated by the Patron as trustees of the school

These are parties to the lease of the school

The trustees undertake that the buildings shall continue to be used as a national school for the term of the lease and guarantee that the premises and contents are insured against fire and violent weather

In the case of Catholic Schools, in most dioceses the school property and enterprise are held by the diocese trust.

In a Congregation-owned school, the trustees are those legally named as such by the religious congregation.

The role of the trustee does not intrude on the rights and duties of a school’s patron