The John Roan Foundation
John Roan died in 1644 and bequeathed his estate to educate the town-born children of Greenwich. Nearly 400 years later his original bequest has grown so the John Roan Foundation owns not only the Maze Hill school site and school's playing fields in Kidbrooke Park Road, but also a property portfolio in Greenwich.
The rental income from the property portfolio provides a significant yearly income which the Trustees apply in line with John Roan's original bequest and is used to pay for educational purposes and projects at The John Roan School which fall outside what the State would normally fund. This includes:
In addition, the Foundation’s funding gives the students at John Roan a unique experience to widen their horizons in being able to experience a variety of extracurricular activities. Every member of staff can apply for funding for activities and equipment which means that the children can benefit from the inventive and creative ideas of any teacher in the school.
The John Roan Foundation | c/o John Roan School | Maze Hill | Greenwich | SE3 7UD | Charity no. 312707