School Association

Douglas House Deutsche Schule London / German School London

The German School Association Limited is the responsible body for the DSL. It is a registered company and safeguarded by British company law.

The members are mainly parents of pupils. Nevertheless, the Articles of Association also allow people who do not have children at the school to become members. 


The Association’s business is carried out by the Board, whose members are chosen at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Board members carry out their duties on a voluntary basis. The Association currently comprises of eight members and operates through committees. The Board normally meets every six weeks, with certain meetings attended by representatives of the parents’ association, the school trustees, the Friends of Douglas House and the German Embassy.

The German School Association’s Board manages all the school’s financial, economic and legal business, pedagogic topics as well as internal and representative school matters, budgeting and personnel matters, the latter after consultation with the Head Teacher. All conceptual and structural issues related to the school are decided in close collaboration with the Head Teacher, taking into account the guidelines issued by the Central Agency for German Schools abroad and the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.

The Head Teacher is responsible for running the school and all teaching and educational matters as well as he has a shared responsibilty of representing the school externally.

Be an active part of our school community, attend meetings and discuss topics you wish to actively tackle. Foster this great school community, be an engaged member, make a change.

Become a Member of the School Association!

This entitles you to vote at the AGM and have a say in the composition of the Board. The membership fee is currently £25.




Committees of the school association

Committees Board Members External Members Staff Members
Finance Felix von Schubert (Chair) Fulya Jones
Elo Weiland
Michael Zahn
Matthias Krauss
Paschal Trill
Personnel Jan Hoffmann
Cara Williams
Anjali Greenwell Matthias Krauss
Claudia Wolff-Lieser
Sonja Klotz
Maria Rocha
Nora Moeller
Communication Guido Kirschner (Chair) Mercedes De Graaff
Anne Katrin Andresen
Matthias Krauss
Claudia Wolff-Lieser
Viola Martin-Nastos
Sonja Klotz
Maria Rocha
Silke Müller
Uta von Andrian

Kai-Uwe Karl (Chair)
Tim Greenwell

Christopher Martin
Frederike Helwig
Matthias Krauss
Claudia Wolff-Lieser
Health & Safety Jan Hoffmann (Chair) Jeff Gay (Ellis Wittam) Matthias Krauss
Claudia Wolff-Lieser
Sonja Klotz
Maria Rocha
Paul O'Brien
Claudia Infante-Richter
Angela Richter
IT Paula Walter (Chair)        Matthias Krauss
Claudia Wolff-Lieser
Sonja Siemens
Barbara Johannis
Benjamin Hecht
Douglas Ritchie
Jesus Tenorio
Anne-Laure Ulbricht
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