Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

SCWA Buildings 2 Dec14

Stationers' Crown Woods Academy (SCWA) opened in September 2014 when Crown Woods College became an academy and joined Leigh Academies Trust. Completely rebuilt in May 2011 and based on the principles of 'human scale education', SCWA consists of four 'home' schools.

It is now in the process of integrating the latest digital technology into the curriculum and developing a multimedia centre to broaden the range of opportunities for all pupils and to develop the skills necessary in those young people who wish to take up careers in the Content and Communications industries.

Court Assistant Nick Steidl writes: In the first week of February, the head of William Morris, Landia Dhupat, organised a Career’s week involving 270 Year 9 students and volunteers from different sectors of the world of employment.


The Stationers’ Company is delighted to congratulate everyone at Stationers’ Crown Woods College on winning a Pupil Premium Award in the keystage 4 category from the Department for Education.  The Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, wrote to Principal Michael Murphy to inform him of the award and said “I would like to congratulate your staff, governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success”. This is such good news and it is brilliant to see hard work and success being recognised in a concrete way.



Sue Pandit, Trevor Fenwick, Kevin Dewey and Kit van Tulleken are the four Stationers' Governors of Stationers' Crown Woods Academy (SCWA).  They have had a very busy time since the opening of the Academy and have now produced their first term's report.   Click here to read it in full.

Here is a short video of the presentation that Michael Murphy, Principal of Stationers' Crown Woods Academy, gave at its official opening in October 2014.

You can view a short video of the official opening of Stationers' Crown Woods Academy by clicking below.

Applications for a place at SCWA next September have increased again. We have had 1,300 applications for 270 places with 689 first or second preferences. We have come a long way since 2010 when we had 612 applications and only 166 first and second preferences.


Kevin Dewey - lead Stationer Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods.


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After an initial career with the Bowater Paper Corporation as a management trainee and latterly in the Sales Company, Kevin left to co found Hedsorboard which grew to become the largest specialist converter and distributor of packaging and graphic paperboard in the UK. This business was successfully sold to a major Finnish forest products business in 1991 where he remained as Managing Director until 1996. He then embarked on a new career of consultancy, non executive director roles and became an angel investor supporting the growth of 11 businesses to date. He is still actively involved with one of these today.

He was President of the National Association of Paper Merchants in 1991 and President of the Stationers' Social Society (now the Paper Industry Charitable Trust) in 2001.

Kevin was for 6 years a business mentor for the Princes Trust helping unemployed young people to start their own business and was for 3 of those years the Mentor Coordinator for Surrey serving on the Surrey Board.

Since 2006 he has been a trustee of the Shooting Star CHASE Children's Hospice. He is a Director of their commercial company operating charity shops and of the Tuckwell CHASE Lottery. The charity helps over 600 families of life limited children in West London, Surrey and parts of Hampshire and West Sussex.

He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers in 2012-13. His livery career started in 1991 and he was called to Court in 2003 serving on a number of committees and latterly as Chairman of the Stationers' Foundation, which operates the Company's charities. He is the lead Stationer Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy and sits also on the board of the Leigh Academies Trust.

His interests are drama, fly fishing, walking, rugby and his growing family. He is married with two adult daughters plus two (to date) grandchildren and lives in Surrey.


Sharon Hague - Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy 

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Sharon was appointed Senior Vice President of Schools in September 2017 having held a variety of roles at Pearson. She is responsible for the development and delivery of Pearson UK's portfolio of learning services, qualifications and assessments including the National Curriculum Tests contract. Sharon graduated from Oxford and trained as a teacher. She taught in schools in Essex and Hertfordshire for 8 years whilst also working for Edexcel as an A level examiner.

Sharon is a mentor on the 30% Club Programme, which aims to accelerate greater balance of gender at all levels of organisations. She is also a speaker for Speaker for Schools, a UK charity which provides schools and colleges with assembly style talks from influential figures. Until recently, Sharon was also Chair of the Joint Council for Qualifications, a member organisation for the 7 largest Exam Boards.

 Trevor Fenwick - Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy 


Trevor Fenwick is Executive Chairman of Euromonitor International Ltd, the digital business information publisher based in Clerkenwell, London and employing over 1000 people in 12 offices around the world. The company won the HSBC/PwC UK Private Business of the Year, 2013 and a Queens Award for Enterprise in 2014.
Trevor is Chairman of the Data Publishers Association, a Board Member of the PPA and past Chairman of the European Database Publishers Association. He has served on the Cabinet Office committee, The Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information and the DCMS committee on Legal Deposit.

He has a degree in Economics and Government, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and an Honorary Fellow at Ravensbourne. He is also a Court Assistant of the Stationers' Company.


Sue Pandit - Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy and on the Leigh Academies Trust's Academic Standards Committee


Sue recently retired from a career largely in Higher Education. She was involved in printing and publishing education for several years both at Oxford Brookes University and the London College of Communication (previously London College of Printing). Her final position was as Dean of the School of Printing and Publishing at London College of Communication, University of the Arts. Sue has therefore been very involved in encouraging young people to enter the communications industry and has tried to help them address the challenges of finding good jobs as well as find ways to progress their careers in this sector.

Since retiring Sue has been increasingly involved in supporting a number of initiatives involving students at the Worshipful Company of Stationers. She was responsible for setting up a postgraduate bursary scheme which offers £6000 bursaries towards the fees for students on a range of MA courses including publishing, photojournalism, magazine journalism, digital media and packaging design.

Sue is now chairing Shine, the Stationers' School Media Awards initiative which encourages pupils at schools across the UK to participate in the creation of print and digital magazines. Shine is now in its 4th year and goes from strength to strength. Hundreds of schools enter their student-led magazines and then there is a wonderful awards event at Stationers' Hall every June.

As well as being a Governor of Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, Sue also sits on the Governors' Sub-committee of Sherwood, one of the SCWA 11-16 schools, on Leigh Academies Trust's Academic Standards Committee and on the Stationers’/SCWA Curriculum Development Committee.


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