Horsley School is fortunate to have the financial support of the Horsley Free School Charities Trust.
The Trust originated in the mid-1700s, as three trusts, established with donations of money or land from three local people ‘for the education and instruction of such poor children of the parish of Horsley to read, write and cast accounts and also to learn the Church Catechism’. The Trust owns all the school premises, playground and playing field.
In 1995 the three Trusts were amalgamated with the common purpose of ‘providing items, services and facilities for the pupils of Horsley School which advance the charitable objects of the School: provided that such items, services and facilities are not normally provided from some other source’.
The Trustees of the Trust are all residents of Horsley. As well as providing funds for the buildings, the Trust has made, at its own discretion, many generous contributions in supporting the school’s capital building programme, resourcing and extra-curricular activities.