The Hitchin Educational Foundation provides grants to students who are attending a Secondary School in Hitchin or a College of Further Education . Grants are only given to students who are in need of financial assistance and who are following a regular educational course leading to a recognised qualification. Only families with modest incomes are eligible, such as in receipt of free meals entitlement or income support.
This means that students who attend, or who are about to attend, either Hitchin Girls' School, Hitchin Boys' School or The Priory School, may apply for a grant towards the cost of uniform and sports equipment. Financial support is also given towards some educational trips but these are administered by the School. Grants made depend on the family income, the number and ages of the children in the family, other grants being received etc. Normally only one application for a uniform grant will be considered each year.
Applications are dealt with in confidence with the details on the application forms only seen by the Chairman and the Clerk. If you would like to be considered for a grant, application forms are available at the Secondary Schools or from the Clerk to the Foundation who is:
Clerk to the Hitchin Educational Foundation,
Messrs John Shilcock
to whom the completed forms should be returned.
If you have any queries, please contact the Clerk:
Telephone: 01462 459154/454144
The Hitchin Educational Foundation is a Registered Charity.