PROUD TO BE HABERDASHERS
Our sponsors are a huge part of the culture within our Trust and our schools. The links with both of our sponsors are a unique and special part of what makes Haberdashers’ Trust and our schools what they are today.
The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers
There’s more to a Haberdashers’ education than what happens inside the classroom. Our unique relationship with the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, or 'the Company', enables our children and young people to experience meaningful, exciting and very special opportunities that will stay with them for many years to come.
Education is a huge part of what the Company does and today there are more than 12,000 children and young people in its’ family of 21 schools. Our Trust has many opportunities to collaborate (and of course compete!) with the wider family of schools, which are spread across lots of different locations, including north London, Wales and Shropshire, with our own schools representing south London. Every pupil becomes a lifetime member of the Haberdashers' family where they benefit from unrivalled networking and support opportunities through Alumni connections.
The Company provide support for our pupils by contributing to enrichment activities and subsidised travel opportunities, as well as generous funding across all our schools. The Haberdashers fund specialist teaching in music and in sport to enable our students to excel in these areas.
The Haberdashers’ Company supports our pupils in many ways. There are a number of educational and careers initiatives that are organised by the Company, such as the Livery Academy Awards, Monmouth - City of London Work Experience, Haberdashers’ Musician of the Year, an annual Year 7 visit to the prestigious Haberdashers’ Hall, cross school sporting competitions, mentoring, trips and much more. Each year, a number of Year 13 pupils receive scholarships that will support them financially through university and the Company fund a number of projects throughout the school year. The relationship with the Haberdashers Company is central to the success of the Haberdashers’ Advantage enrichment programme, and pupils, parents and staff are proud of this relationship.
An annual Deputation visit takes place in each school - the deputation is formed of a group of representatives, drawn from the Master and Wardens, Liverymen, Freemen and Company Staff - visit the schools. These are important days in our school calendars and allow pupils and staff to showcase the very best of our schools. The Borough Academy Deputation Day film offers a taster of what these days are like!
The Company's Education Committee maintains close links with the schools and members are a welcome and active presence. The work of the Haberdashers' Foundation, the charitable arm of the Company, is substantial. The Haberdashers’ Company itself has distributed 241 grants totalling almost £900,000 in the last year alone. Over 150 of those grants went directly to the Haberdashers’ network of schools and their pupils.
Proud to be Haberdashers
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Temple Grove Schools Trust
Temple Grove Schools Trust is a charitable trust dedicated to raising standards for primary education. The Trust was founded some 50 years ago and springs from one of the country’s oldest prep schools, Temple Grove founded in 1810. The Trust seeks to provide all children with a breadth and depth of learning opportunities in order to realise individual aspirations and potential.
Our schools are extremely fortunate to have a partnership with the Temple Grove Schools Trust. The schools benefit from bursaries that allow us the opportunity to give our children learning experiences they may not get at other schools; including music lessons, professional coaches and multiple trips.