The education of young people has been central to the Company's activities since the 16th Century; from apprenticeships in the Mercers' trade to the foundation of Gresham College, and the ongoing involvement with our 16 associated schools and colleges. Each of the schools, academies and colleges are listed below.
State schools, academies and colleges
- Thomas Telford School
- Walsall Academy
- Sandwell Academy
- Madeley Academy
- Hammersmith Academy
- The College of Richard Collyer
- Peter Symonds College
- Holy Trinity & St Silas CE Primary School
- Culloden Primary Academy
- St. Paul’s School
- St Paul’s Girls’ School
- Abingdon School
- Dauntsey’s School
- Bute House Prepatory School for Girls
- The Hall School
- The Royal Ballet School
Further information on the work we conduct across the schools and colleges today can be found here.
In the 17th century, some Londoners entrusted funds to their livery companies to purchase or endow Church Livings in the more remote or religiously conservative parts of England. The Mercers' Company was the recipient of a number of such benefactions.
Today, the Company is patron of a number of benefices in the Church of England.
- St Bartholomew and St Boisil, Tweedmouth, Northumberland
- St John the Evangelist, Spittal, Northumberland
- St Peter, Scremerston, Northumberland