The King Edward VI Education Trust comprises of King Edward VI Grammar School which in turn is underpinned by the school's ancient foundation trust the King Edward VI Louth and Almshouse, School and Educational Charity.
The Charity's history goes back to the medieval Guilds of Louth when it owned the majority of land in and around Louth. Over the past 800 years the Charity has shed much of that land and property but today still retains a wide property portfolio including the ancient Almshouses located on School House Lane and located next to the site of the school's original buildings. The Charity today exists to use its historic endowment to support pupils in the local rural community, assist those in need through their Almshouse provision, and provides bursaries and awards for local students to support their education.
In addition to their own property portfolio, the Charity is also the owner of all of the school's land and ancient buildings and supports the work of the CEO and Headmaster to care for these ancient properties and invest in their upkeep and future development for the benefit of the students of Louth.
The King Edward VI Education Trust
KEVIET exists to provide support to rural communities to help support, maintain and protect, village primary schools by offering a wide range of services as follows:
Primary Meals Provision
Educational Consultancy and School Improvement Services
Estates & Grounds Services - covering caretaking and ground staff, strategic site
development, bid writing, and planning works from initial design and consultancy services
through to planning and project management services.
Finance and HR/Payroll Services
King Edward VI Lettings Services
King Edward's has access to a wide range of historic spaces and places that are available for hire for Conferences, Weddings, as well as a number of meeting room spaces as well. Our state of the art Sport and Performance Centre open in 2022 and consists of a five badminton court sports hall, gym and dance studio as well as the school's football fields. These facilities are open to community clubs and societies.
King Edward VI Grammar School
Re-established in 1551 under the Charter of King Edward VI King Edwards or KEVIGS has serves the rural community of Louth and its villages to provide a first class Holistic, Academic, Education for young people. The school can trace its history back to the 13th century making it one of oldest schools in the country. During that period the school has transitioned from being an all boys school, through to being a boarding school, a coeducational school, a key part of the 'Louth Plan' which saw all three secondary schools in the town operate as one, and finally through to the present day as a Multi-Academy Trust and part of the King Edward VI Education Trust.