Welcome to Reedham Children's Trust

In 2017 ..... Reedham awarded grants totaling £463,138 to provide support to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. Since 1979, when the charity was set up, over 1,500 such children have been helped towards fulfilling their true life potential.


In 2018 ..... Reedham has been awarded a grant from the Transform Foundation to redevelop our current website. RaisingIT are currently working on a new site that will be easy to navigate, reflect our values and offer visitors a bunch of great new features!


What we do

We provide life-changing help and support to some of the most vulnerable children in our country and we are delighted to introduce you to our charity.

Reedham Children's Trust seeks to help disadvantaged and vulnerable children living in desperately difficult circumstances, whose families are struggling to care for them. We do this typically by offering children the chance to thrive and learn, at a nurturing, modern boarding school.

Helping children for more than 170 years, we've adapted our services as times have changed always seeking the most innovative ways to meet the needs of vulnerable children. We began as one of the first orphanages for fatherless children, developed into a residential school in 1950, and since the closing of the school in 1980 we have offered a unique grants programme supporting vulnerable children with their care and education. Every penny donated to us is spent directly on helping children.

Please look at our short film which explains what we do:


A boarding school placement, within our ongoing support programme, can literally transform a child's life.



  • Andrew Reed

    A good education is a fortune that a child can never spend

  • A 6th Former we support

    It was easy to work within a culture of where it was "cool" to work hard. If I hadn't have boarded I don't think I would be going to such a good university.

  • Kate Moss

    I felt moved to support Reedham Children’s Trust after learning about the amazing and inspired work they do to give these children a brighter future.

  • Andrew Reed
  • A 6th Former we support
  • Kate Moss