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The Foundation

The Sir John Moore Foundation charity is the custodian of a unique heritage site, providing opportunities and inspiration to all. Between 1996 and 2004 the Trustees, Governors and the local community raised over £2m of funding and ‘rescued’ the building that has served as a place of education for over 300 years.  Sir John Moore, lead merchant, entrepreneur,Lord Mayor of London and educational philanthropist, gifted the building in 1697. We are here because of his vision and legacy.

See more of the history of the building Our Heritage

For more information please call the Foundation Office.

The Sir John Moore C of E Primary School

This successful village school currently has 140 children in 5 classes.  For more information on the school contact the headteacher Mrs Carpenter on 01530-270330. 

Sir John Moore C.E (A) Primary School

Working and living space

With a number of dedicated office units the Foundation provides a convenient location for businesses. The building also houses one residential apartment in the original English Masters quarters.


The trustees raise funds through a wide variety of activities, from the renting of office space and apartments, weddings and private functions, to learning activities and community use. All the income from these activities goes back into the charity to uphold the extensive care required for the Grade 1 Listed building, together with developing additional activities.  The Charity has been successful in obtaining grants from a number of sources and the trustees would like to thank all its supporters.

 The Foundation is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 510484)