The Merchant Taylors' Company took some major educational initiatives in the 16th and early 17th centuries and since then education has been and remains a major interest of the Company.
For a chronological history of the Company's involvement in education, please see this link
Our connections with Education
Apart from the two Schools owned by the Company -
- it has charitable and/or governance links with six other Schools namely
The Company has links through scholarships with:
The educational links extend also to support for students at
Schools owned by the Company
The Company owns two schools:
Tertiary and further education and training
The Company is also interested in tertiary and further education and training.
Merchant Taylors' Educational Trust
Overseeing the Company's educational interest is the Merchant Taylors' Educational Trust
The Henry Colbron Trust
The Henry Colbron Trust, created under the Will of Henry Colbron who was not a Merchant Taylor but left a legacy to the Company to provide a school in the village of Ashwell in Hertfordshire. This it has done since the 17th century but, since the building of the State Primary School in Ashwell, this Trust operates under a Scheme from the then Minister of Education, endorsed by subsequent Schemes from the Charity Commission, and covers education for the children of the village.
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