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The Harpur Trust

We are fortunate to be part of The Harpur Trust, one of the 200 largest charities in the UK. This solid and stable backing brings the expertise and financial security that enables us to continue to innovate in our practice and invest in our resources.

The Harpur Trust owns, manages and supports the four, Independent Schools - Bedford Girls’ School, Bedford School, Bedford Modern School and Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory school - and co-sponsors, with Bedford College, the Bedford Academy.

The Harpur Trust was established using the legacy of Sir William Harpur, our founder in 1566, and aims to inspire and support people in the Borough of Bedford to improve their lives by:

  • providing and promoting education
  • offering help and relief to anyone who is sick, in need, hardship or distress
  • providing recreational facilities with a social welfare purpose.

Last year The Harpur Trust gave over £1,900,000 in grants to local organisations and individuals to make a difference to their own lives or those of others in the local area. To find out more about the work of The Harpur Trust click here.

"Over the past 10 years The Harpur Trust has awarded over £9 million in grants to projects in and around Bedford"

The Harpur Trust