The St Laurence Education Trust (SLET) was established in 1997 as the governing body for Ampleforth College and St Martin’s Ampleforth.

The Trust is made up of volunteer trustees from a variety of backgrounds who, amongst other things, oversee the financial, educational and strategic management of the two schools. They have overall responsibility for the schools to meet all of the requirements set by external statutory bodies such as The Department for Education and Skills, the Independent Schools Inspectorate and the Charity Commission.