A Brief History of The Trust

The Alvechurch Grammar School Trust has been in existence, in one form or another, for more than 200 years.

Alvechurch Grammar School BuildingOver 200 years ago a Trust was established in the ecclesiastical Parish of Alvechurch and Barnt Green to administer the Poor Laws for the needy of the parish.

The Trust subsequently turned into the Alvechurch Grammar School to provide an education for children in that parish and the school was located in the building that is now the Post Office in Bear Hill, Alvechurch.

In 1892 it was decided to close down the school and the children were sent instead to the King Edward’s Foundation Schools in Birmingham. The money realised from the closure of the school was put into an endowment fund to provide funds for educational purposes for any young person under the age of 25 years resident within that parish.

Because of the history of the Trust, the area of the ecclesiastical parish rather than the modern parish boundaries governs the area of the Trust.
Broadly speaking these boundaries are Hopwood, Rowney Green, Alvechurch and Barnt Green only up to the railway line.
The land beyond the railway line is excluded.

The Alvechurch Grammar School Trust is still in operation and people can apply for assistance grants, these are for educationally related purposes covering books, travel expenses, uniform, work clothes, tools and equipment ; applicants must be under the age of 25 and living within the old parish of Alvechurch.

  • Recent Grants

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  • In the past 12 months the trust has made more than 30 awards, e.g. towards the cost of books or IT equipment required for further education.
    Grants are also provided for educational trips, both at home and abroad.

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  • Do you qualify?

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  • Are you under 25?
    Are you in need of financial assistance with your educational studies?
    Click the link below and check if you live within the area of the old Parish of Alvechurch?

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  • Application Form

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  • If you qualify, then please download, complete and return the Application Form.
    Voluntary charitable organisations with an educational emphasis, working with children within the area outlined above can also apply.

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