Our team

Our trustees and patrons

We have 26 Trustees who are legally responsible for the Trust. Our Trustees are all unpaid volunteers and many of them live in and around Bedford. They are also parents, local businessmen and woman, or ex-teachers.

Our Trustees make sure the Trust’s income is spent wisely and the endowment is carefully invested.

As well as being a part of the Trust’s Governing Body, our Trustees are also members of our school committees and other sub-committees. These committees make decisions about finances, property, grants and policies.

Our management team

At the Trust’s main office, next to Bedford’s Registry Office, we have a team of 23 staff.

Led by David Russell, the Trust’s Chief Executive, the team looks after:

  • The Trust’s Grants Programme
  • The collection of Harpur Trust School Fees
  • The Trust’s accounts and endowment
  • Human Resources*
  • Payroll*
  • Media relations and PR
  • Governance and Committee meeting administration

* For all 1100+ staff employed by the Trust, including those at our Harpur Trust Schools

Our school fees team

Our fees team are all based at the Trust’s main office and are here to help you with your fees questions.  They are each responsible for specific schools and can also help you with general fees enquires.