The Governors

Chair - Mr Myles Sandys

The Revd John Dixon

Mr R Brown

Mr I Moulton

Mr J Myers

Mrs C Salisbury

Mr A Stoker

Mr R Bonham

The Governors operate the school as a museum and are working towards making the historic library collection available to the public. They also manage the remaining estate of the Foundation to raise funds for grants for the young people of Hawkshead, per the charitable objects of the Foundation. The Charity Commission's scheme for the Foundation is here.

Our aims

1. To make a difference to the young people of the Ancient Parish of Hawkshead by providing financial support to assist their further education and their entry into working life.

2. To maintain the museum in the old school building for the benefit of the public: to inform visitors of the history of HGS and its importance in education in the North of England, and to contribute to the visitor economy of the Parish.

3. To conserve and share the library so that it can be used to educate visitors about the nature of a historic grammar school education, about historic printed books, how they were made, published and used, and for it to be conserved and accessible as a resource for academic researchers.

Caretaker - Curator: Terry McGarr, hgsfcurator@gmail.com, 015394-36674.

Clerk - Joanne Heather, Scutcheon House Farm, Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ,
hgsfclerk@gmail.com, 015394-44717

Looking for somewhere to hold a special meeting or event? Let the unique atmosphere of the old Grammar School provide the answer. To hire the School room, please contact the curator as shown above.




Educational grants are offered by the Foundation for young people residing in the Ancient Parish of Hawkshead, which includes Skelwith and Satterthwaite but not Colton. The catchment area is bounded to the north by the river Brathay, to the northwest by Yewdale Beck, and to the south by the border with Colton Parish.

September 2020: The grant application rules and application form have been updated for 2020-21 applications. Grants for 2020 will include higher-level grants, as before, for university, apprenticeships or vocational courses, and lower-level grants for transportation for 16-18 year olds studying A-levels or 6th form college courses. The deadline for submission for 2020-21 applications is 30th September 2020 via email or in writing to the Clerk, Joanne Heather, at hgsfclerk@gmail.com or Scutcheon House Farm, Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ.

Donations including will bequests are encouraged, especially from previous beneficiaries who will appreciate the extent to which a small grant can help a young person at a formative stage.



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