The governing body of Radley College, known as the Council, comprises a maximum of 21 members and provides guidance on all matters relating to the running of the college. It appoints the Warden.
Full meetings of the Council take place each term and in addition there are termly meetings of the Investment Committee (which monitors the investment of endowments and the reserve fund) and the General Purposes Committee, which considers the financial business of the college and the development of the estate and buildings.
Two members of Council have particular responsibility for Common Room matters and meet Common Room once a term.
The Warden is ultimately responsible for all matters concerned with Radley and is responsible to the Council. With them, he determines the college's direction, sets tone, priorities and standards, appoints staff, is the final arbiter in all matters of discipline, and is the school's figurehead for parents, staff, boys and prep school heads amongst others. He is assisted by the Senior Management Team.
The Senior Management Team is made up of the Warden, Sub-Warden (who deputises for the Warden when required), Academic Director, the two Senior Masters, the Director of Administration, the Bursar and Foundation Director.
The Bursar is responsible to Council for financial aspects of the school, its buildings and estates and other operational and commercial areas.