The Calne Foundation Trust is a charitable trust that exists to support present and future generations of pupils at St Mary’s Calne and St Margaret’s Preparatory School. It was established in 2012 and exists to ensure continuing investment in the schools’ facilities and to provide vital funding for Scholarships, Bursaries and other educational programmes benefiting the pupils of the two schools. The Calne Foundation Trust helps the schools to realise their ambitions and make a real difference for generations to come.
Registered Charity 1147327
I am extremely honoured to be the first Patron of the Calne Foundation Trust.
The Lansdowne family has had a long association with both St Mary’s and St Margaret’s schools in many ways over the last century. From the first move to the current site, through my husband’s tenure as a Governor and more recently with pupils in both schools, there has been a strong connection.
It gives me great pleasure to retain that link with the past whilst working with the Foundation to ensure an even greater future for the schools.
The Marchioness of Lansdowne
To provide the most outstanding all-round education for our pupils
To provide a breadth of opportunities for our pupils to develop their talents and fulfil their potential
To provide an inspiring academic environment which fosters in our pupils a love of learning, creativity, debate and scholarship
To enhance our Pastoral Care, nurturing and caring for each individual pupil
To recruit, develop and retain the highest quality staff
To engender strong values in our pupils, giving them a sense of responsibility and service to others in our community and the wider world
To increase access to our transformative educational experience by supporting children from all backgrounds and the clergy, building on our Church of England foundation
To build on and enhance the reputation and strength of the school and ensure it remains a place of distinction for future generations