The Old Almondburians' Society
King James's School, Almondbury
The Harry Taylor Trust (Registered Charity Number: 700135)
Harry Taylor was headmaster of King James's Grammar School from 1951 to 1973. His whole career was spent in grammar schools, but his ideas were aimed at encouraging more than just academically gifted pupils.

He believed that all young people need encouragement not just to reach their targets, but to realise how ambitious those targets could be. He once said that too many young people thought, like Alexander the Great, that there were no more worlds to conquer, when all they needed was someone to show them where the worlds were. That, he believed, was the privilege of the schoolmaster - to show new horizons to his pupils, and then inspire them with the realisalion that the new dreams and aspirations they might think beyond them could actually bc attained. Those dreams, of course, are not necessarily academic ones. Harry Taylor offered encouragement to would-be sportsmen, artists, musicians: anyone who wanted to work and achieve something.

The Harry Taylor Trust is dedicated to carrying on those ideas - to offering young people under the age of 25 who either live or study in the village of Almondbury encouragement to develop their skills and talents.

Each year, the trustees offer grants to enable young people to go on sports training courses, to study languages, to play musical instruments - the range of possible activities is as wide as their own imaginations. Grants are also available to provide equipment - books, for instance, a cricket bat for a promising and ambitious cricketer, a trumpet or a trombone.
To hear an archive recording of Harry Taylor speaking at his final Speech Day on 6th October 1972, click here. 
The Harry Taylor Trust welcomes applications at any time. Simply complete the form below giving us your contact details and the Grant you are seeking, and we will be happy to give it full consideration.  
Full name of applicant
Full address inc postcode
Full name of beneficiary (if not the applicant above)
Age of beneficiary
Please tell us briefly why you are applying for this grant
Grant requested (£)
The Harry Taylor Trust welcomes all donations from those who remember Harry Taylor and would like to support its work on behalf of the young people of Almondbury.

Single gift donation
A single donation can be made at any time using Paypal (if you have a Paypal account) or any debit or credit card. (Please note that if you are a UK income tax payer we will be able to increase the value of your donation at no cost to you under the Gift Aid scheme).
Deeds of Covenant
Donors who are willing to deposit a lump sum covering all instalments of a covenanted gift are encouraged to support the Trust in this most helpful of ways. Relevant forms can be downloaded as follows:

All gifts are gratefully received and acknowledged unless a special request is made to the contrary.

Donations by cheque
Cheques should be made payable to The Harry Taylor Trust and may be posted to:
The Secretary
The Harry Taylor Trust
2 Sandholme Drive
West Yorkshire
Telephone:  01924 270729