Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge
Statute C

Chapter II


1. On the recommendation of the General Board the University may at any time institute one or more Schools, and may combine existing Schools, suppress any School, change the scope of any School, or divide any School into two or more Schools. There shall be placed in each School such Faculties, Departments, and other institutions as the University may from time to time determine.

2. There shall be a Council of each School. The composition of such a Council, the number and manner of appointment of its members, and, subject to the provisions of section 3 below, its powers and duties shall be determined by Ordinance.

3. Subject to the provisions of section 2, the duties of the Council of a School shall include:

  1. (a)the preparation of such academic and financial plans, and reports as the General Board shall determine;
  2. (b)the allocation of the funds made available to it by the General Board amongst the institutions comprising the School;
  3. (c)working with the institutions which comprise the School to ensure institutional and School academic plans are consistent, realistic, and affordable;
  4. (d)consideration of any matter referred to it by the General Board.

4. There shall be a Head of each School who shall be appointed and hold office on such terms as may be determined by Ordinance.

5. The Head shall be Chairman of the Council of the School and shall be the principal academic officer of the School and shall be responsible to the Council of the School, the General Board, and the Vice-Chancellor for the overall running of the School, including the use of the funds specified under 3(b) and the implementation of the approved plans referred to in 3(a).

6. The Council of each School shall have the right of reporting to the University.