This trust is run by a volunteer body of local people simply known as The Trustees of the Pooley Educational Trust. The remit of the body is to invest trust money in order to give financial support to Wray pupils on leaving school.
The Trust dates back to 1684 when a local lad, made good, returned to the village. Captain Richard Pooley had risen through the ranks of Cromwell’s Round Heads during the English Civil War. He bequeathed a sum of money to be used for the benefit of the school. This was the basis of the current trust.
As at November 2014 the current trust chairman is Bob Smith, who will happily answer any queries anyone may have. Contact can be made by telephone, 015242 22079 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org