About Us


About Us

Ownership and Governance

The Anglo-Chinese School of London (ACSL Ltd) is the operating company which owns Kensington Wade. The Chairman Professor Hugo de Burgh, Kensington Wade Principal Joanna Wallace and CEO Matt Alexander make up the Executive Board of ACSL.  The address for correspondence with the Anglo-Chinese School of London is Kensington Wade, c/o Melcombe Primary School, Fulham Palace Rd, London W6 9ER (Tel: 020 3096 2888).

The Executive Board and Kensington Wade Senior Leadership Team are supported by an advisory board of governors.


Chairman: Mr David Summerscale

Mr Summerscale was educated at Sherborne School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. His teaching posts have included: Lecturer and Tutor, St Stephen's College, University of Delhi; Head of English and Housemaster, Charterhouse School; Master of Haileybury College and Head Master, Westminster School. Mr Summerscale is currently Chairman of Governors, a governor and adviser to schools in India, the Middle East and Sri Lanka.

Mr Omar Bucchioni

Mr Bucchioni is a barrister and solicitor. He is currently Legal Counsel at Reckitt Benckiser Group and Director of the Monte San Martino Trust.

Mrs Prema Pritchett

Mrs Pritchett has worked in corporate affairs for high-tech sectors ranging from health to fintech, defence and aerospace. In addition to her consultancy work, she is also Managing Director of the Partnership for Growth and Innovation, a joint venture between Imperial College London and Hammersmith and Fulham Council, which aims to make the borough a leading destination for the tech and creative industries.  Born in Singapore, Mrs Pritchett studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and speaks Mandarin.

Mr Chris Skelton

Mr Skelton is Head at Newland House Prep School, a leading independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13 years in Twickenham. Mr Skelton was previously Academic Deputy Head at Newton Prep School, a large co-ed prep school in Battersea.

Mrs Wendy Archibald

Mrs Archibald is the former Head of Music and Deputy Head at Kensington Wade from 2017-2021. She previously spent fifteen years as the Junior School Director of Music at Putney High School, she was also Pastoral Deputy Head during the last eight of those years.

Professor Li Wei

Professor Li Wei is Director and Dean of the UCL Institute of Education where he is also Professor of Applied Linguistics. He previously worked at Newcastle University where he was Head of the School of Education and Birkbeck College, University of London where he was Pro-Vice Master for Research and Postgraduate Studies. His research work focuses on bilingual development of young children and bilingual education. He is Editor of the 'International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism' and Fellow of the British Academy, Academia Europaea, Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts.

Mr Rodney Harris

Mr Harris is the former Head Master of Chengdu Westminster School. He was previously Deputy Head (Academic) at Westminster School with responsibility for all aspects of the academic programme from entrance through to university applications. More recently, he was China Project Manager for Westminster School, where he was also a Housemaster and Head of Geography during his 29 year career at the school. He has been an ISI School Inspector and has been involved extensively with public exam boards, including ISEB and Cambridge Assessment International Education.