Monthly Archives: August 2014

Current Purpose

Educating Caerleon children

To maintain the property and land that comprises Charles Williams Church in Wales Primary School.

At the trustees discretion, any surplus funds remaining can be used to provide bursaries to young people who are under the age of 25 years and whose parental home is within the Caerleon boundary.

Entrance to Charles Williams Church in Wales Primary School

Entrance to Charles Williams Church in Wales Primary School


Old fountain pen resting on old text books

Founded in 1720 to administer a bequest made in the Will of the late Charles Williams.

Charles Williams was born in 1633 and brought up in Caerleon, the son of a wealthy local businessman. As a young man he set sail for Turkey where he established himself as a very successful fig merchant. Much of his wealth was derived from his business activities and when he died, aged 87 years, he left £4,000 for the establishment of a free school in Caerleon. His Will also stated that any surplus income, after meeting the running costs of the schools, could be used to help young people into apprenticeships or other professions. Over time, with more and more students attending colleges and universities and less into apprenticeships, the Charity’s objects have been amended to reflect the changing trends in education.


Bursaries: A helping hand

Bursaries are available for the education of young people, under the age of 25 years, whose parental address is within the town of Caerleon.

To apply, download a copy of the application form below. Completed applications can be sent by post enclosing a copy of your UCAS confirmed place letter or via email. Applications will close on 31st October. 


Contact Us

Contact Us

The Administrator
Charles Williams Charity
School House
High Street
NP18 1AZ

Telephone: 01633 423667