James Peacock was born in Ruddington in 1585, leaving for London when he was 14 years old, where he became a highly successful leather merchant. He made an endowment in his will of a farmhouse in Ruddington to be used as a school for boys of the village and appointed Trustees to manage his legacy.
Today, James Peacock Educational Foundation continues this tradition as a Charitable Trust. Each child who lives in Ruddington is eligible, at the age of 11 years, to receive a gift from the Trust in the form of a book, calculator and dictionary.
Do you know any young person whose birthday is between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010 (i.e. in Year 6) who lives in Ruddington but attends a school outside the parish?
The Trustees of the James Peacock Educational Foundation are aware of the eligible children attending St Peter’s School, but don’t have details of those young people living in the village but attending schools elsewhere.
We’d like to ensure that all eligible young people in Ruddington receive their gift from the Foundation. If you’re aware of a child born between these dates, then please make a written application giving their name, date of birth and school attended to: Mrs L Corder (Secretary), 76 Musters Road, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HZ, no later than Monday 21st June 2021. (Please note that applications received after this date cannot be considered.)