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The Rutlish Foundation

Rutlish Foundation

The Rutlish Foundation is a charity that took its current form in 1994 when the funds arising originally from the will of William Rutlish and more recent charities to assist current and former students at Rutlish School were consolidated. It was money from the forerunner charity that was used to found Rutlish School.

The Trustee of the Rutlish Foundation is a private company limited by guarantee. The company must be appointed as corporate trustee by the Charity Commission. As part of the application to the Commission the Foundation must confirm that relevant parties have been informed of the proposed change so this is to make people aware of this.

The following each appoint up to three Nominated Directors:

  • The Governors of Rutlish School
  • The Headteacher and teaching staff of Rutlish School
  • The Old Rutlishians’ Association and
  • The Rutlish School PTA (known as the “Friends of Rutlish”)

The Foundation provides financial support to the school for things not covered by the school budgets and provides grants to students in higher education who were born or live within the boundaries of the ancient Parish of Merton (about a quarter or the London Borough of Merton i.e. the bit that was Merton as against Morden, Wimbledon or Mitcham) or those who have been students of Rutlish School for at least 3 years.

Applications for academic year 2020/21 will be available from July 2020. The deadline for receipt of applications is in November. 

If you have any concerns about the new structure or would like further information on this or the student grants, please contact the Clerk to the Trustees, Graham Mills on rutlishfoundation@gmail.com .

You can also follow the Foundation on Twitter @RutlishFound

For more information, a copy of the application and current grant regulations please visit the Rutlish Foundation website.

“Rutlish School – The First Hundred Years”, the book by Colin Brock is available from the Foundation price £10.