Hutchesons’ Grammar School is governed by The Governors of Hutchesons’ Educational Trust, Registered Charity Number SC002922.
The Trust is a charitable institution in Glasgow founded by the brothers George and Thomas Hutcheson.
Thomas (right) built on the foundation set down by George (below) and in his Deed of Mortification dated 1641 made provision for the education of children.
The original patrons administered both the Hospital and its pensions and the school for Boys. Initially this administration was under the original wills or mortifications, but since 1872 this has been under the Hutchesons’ Hospital Act which was passed in that year. In 1876 a Girls’ school was started in accordance with the powers under the Act. In 1885 however, following upon the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act 1882 a scheme was made constituting “The Governors of Hutchesons’ Educational Trust” as an incorporated body.
This transferred the schools to Hutchesons’ Educational Trust by whom they are still administered in terms of the Hutchesons’ Educational Trust Scheme 1975 (as amended).
The Scheme rules state that the governing body shall consist of 11 nominated governors and not more than nine co-opted governors.