Our Team

Our trustees

We have 25 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.

Find out more about our trustees here.

Our patrons

Alistair Burt MP

Member of Parliament for the constituency of North East Bedfordshire

Mohammad Yasin MP

Member of Parliament for the constituency of Bedford

Dave Hodgson

Mayor of Bedford Borough

Find out more about our patrons here.

Our team

At the Trust’s main office, located on the outskirts of Bedford, we have a team of 25 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

Find out more about our leadership and management team here.

Our school fees team

Our fees team are all based at the Trust’s main office and are here to help you with your questions relating to fees.  We have a member of staff looking after the fees for each of our schools but they can also help you with general fees enquiries.