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The Edward Polehampton Story

The story of the school begins in 1666 when, according to legend, a sick, orphaned child was taken in and cared for by the landlord of the Rose and Crown Public House in Twyford High Street. The child was Edward Polehampton who later made his fortune through portraiture and coach painting and became a prominent member of one of the City Guilds. On his death, he bequeathed money to a trust to establish a school in the High Street to clothe and educate ten boys of Twyford. 
The legacy survives today in the form of the Polehampton Trust, which administers money left in the will of Edward Polehampton.

Our school vision is to "Let your light shine" - we believe that the people of Twyford shone their light, onto the path of Edward; caring for him when he was in need. Edward let his light shine through his overcoming of adversity and success in the arts. We celebrate our unique story in June, at our annual Polehampton Day event.  Polehampton Day embraces the ethos of our schools by families coming together and enjoying the story of Edward Polehampton  through music, dance and drama. 
The Polehampton Charity

Registered Charity Number 1072631