The British & Foreign School Society was formed in 1808 by Christian social reformers to carry on the work of Joseph Lancaster, a pioneer of school and teacher education. It is governed by a Royal Charter. Today the Society gives grants for education projects of around £500,000 pa in the UK and around the world.
Equality of educational opportunity for all.
Building on its Christian and Lancasterian heritage, in particular a belief in education as a means of social improvement, the Society is committed to equality, integrity, tolerance and respect for others. It values effective teaching, commitment to learning and sharing of good practice.
The Society seeks to achieve its vision by:
- providing grants for a variety of educational projects in the UK and throughout the world;
- working with, and developing partnerships with, charities and organisations which share its vision and values;
- disseminating good practice; and
- supporting innovation in education.