The Company funds scholarships and bursaries at a number of schools and colleges with all awards being made by the relevant school's Head Teacher. In addition to private sector establishments, two schools in the state sector have historic links with the Company: The Henry Box School in Witney, Oxfordshire and Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney, East London.
The Grocers’ Company Queen’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship Fund
In 2003 The Grocers’ Company, in conjunction with the Charity, set aside £500,000 to establish an endowment fund to mark HM The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, the income from which is used to provide scholarships to help London University to attract students of exceptional ability. Initially, The Grocers’ Company Queen’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship Fund is providing scholarships at Imperial College and University College London, which commenced in the academic year 2003/04. The scholarships are awarded to students nominated by the respective colleges.
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Educational establishments supported by The Grocers’ Charity
OUNDLE SCHOOL, OUNDLE, PE8
In 1556 Alderman Sir William Laxton re-founded and endowed a free grammar school in his native town of Oundle, in Northamptonshire. Situated about eighty miles north of London, in the small and attractive market town, it is now one of the largest independent schools in the country.
THE HENRY BOX SCHOOL, WITNEY, OX28
In 1660, Henry Box, a member of The Grocers’ Company, founded and endowed a free grammar school at Witney in Oxfordshire. Today it is a mixed community school for pupils in Years 7 to 13, which gained specialist language college status in September 2001.
In 2002, The Grocers’ Charity made an exceptional donation of £25,000 to The Henry Box School in support of its successful bid to gain specialist college status. Having re-established a closer link with the school in recent years, the Company now provides a nominated representative on its Governing Body.
Visit The Henry Box School website
THE ELMS SCHOOL, COLWALL, NR. MALVERN, WR13
The successor to the original school founded by Humphrey Walwyn in 1614, it is now an independent, co-educational boarding school, situated in beautiful countryside in the Malvern Hills.
MOSSBOURNE COMMUNITY ACADEMY, HACKNEY, E5
Mossbourne Community Academy opened in September 2004. It is an all-ability secondary school with the flexibility to take innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
The school occupies the former site of Hackney Downs School, founded by The Grocers’ Company in 1876. Over the 20th century, Hackney Downs had evolved from a grammar school to a secondary comprehensive catering for boys of all abilities. Sadly, in 1995, it closed its doors after being found to be ‘failing’.
Visit the Mossbourne Community Academy website
city of london school for girls, barbican, ec2
St. Paul’s Cathedral School, London, EC4M
City of London School for Boys, London, EC4V
City of London FreemEn’s School, Surrey, KT21
City & Guilds of London Art School, Kennington, SE11
Guildhall School of Music and Art, Barbican, EC2
City & Guilds of London Institute, London, EC1A
Imperial College, Westminster, London, SW7
University College of London, London, wc1e
The Royal College of Art, London, SW7