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The Worshipful Company of Educators


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The Company is governed by its Ordinances. It is managed by a Court of Assistants under the chairmanship of the Master. The Court has already established sub-committees to concentrate on specific activities and the charity trustees meet as required to manage the growth and disbursement of the Trust Fund. The Ordinances provide for a membership (entitled the Freedom) and an affiliateship (entitled the Associate Freedom). The Company has adopted the (black) graduate gown as the livery for Freemen.

The Company provides its Freemen (a dual-gender term) with a regular newsletter giving details of its activities and social programme.


Please click here for the Company's handbook, which includes the Ordinances, Financial Regulations, Meeting Procedures, and an explanation of the Coat of Arms.


  1. To raise public awareness of the charitable endeavour performed by the education profession and related industries.
  2. To promote, administer, co-ordinate and contribute to any charitable organisation or funds whose objects are to further educational development.
  3. To promote and uphold the established traditions of the education profession including the encouragement and promotion of, and support for, its standards of excellence, integrity and honourable practice.
  4. To administer benevolence to any deserving members, former members or immediate family of the members of the Company, at the discretion of the Court.
  5. To acknowledge such persons or organisations whom the Company deems to have promoted educational development by presenting an award at a suitable annual ceremony.
  6. To create and accumulate funds for the benefit of members of the profession and apply the same to advance the interests of the Company, the profession and its members, and the subject of education, and to award scholarships and prizes and to support research in connection therewith, and for any related charitable objects.
  7. To purchase or take on lease, hire or otherwise acquire and maintain a hall, institute, library, museum or other building or premises and any real or personal property within the City of London for the furtherance of aims of the Company.
  8. To accept any real or personal property for the above purposes.
  9. To effect any insurance policies, bonds and loans.
  10. To create a Charitable Trust when the Court of Assistants shall deem it appropriate to do so.
  11. To apply, when the Court of Assistants shall deem it appropriate, to the Court of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London for a Grant of Livery and, if further deemed appropriate thereafter, to apply to Her Majesty in Council for a Charter of Incorporation.
  12. To all things incidental or conducive to the objects aforesaid or any of them including the making of rules and procedures.


Below are links to copies of the most recent Financial Statements for the Company

Examined Accounts approved by Court on 23 September 2016

Annual Accounts for Company 2015-16

Annual Accounts for The Educators Trust Fund 2015-16

Examined Accounts approved 9 October 2015

Annual Accounts for Company 2014-15

Annual Accounts for Trust 2014-15

Formal Activities

The Company aims to carry out its Purpose and Objectives through a range of activities, many of which are described in more detail elsewhere on this website.
Three statutory meetings are held each year (normally February, June and September), with a formal Dinner or less formal Supper.

The Annual Franklin Lecture and Banquet is normally held in December.

An Annual Service is held in the Autumn and the Company joins with other groups in a Carol service in December.

The ongoing work of the Company is organised by a range of Committees reporting to the Court. These include the Finance and General Purposes Committee, then Education Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Social Committee.

The Company has established its own Trust Fund, with a separate Board of Trustees.

The Company organises, under the auspices of the Master, an annual seminar series on a theme of current educational importance; it organises evening discussion meetings on educational topics; it organises an annual public-speaking competition for schools; and it undertakes the administration of Livery Schools Link.

Social events are organised for the Fellowship on a regular basis.

Fellows are kept in touch with the activities of the Company through e-mail, through the newsletter "The Educator", and through the website.


page last updated 6 October, 2016

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