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Establishing The Margate School CIO will support social and environmental justice

The Margate School CIO, a charity that has now been set up in support of The Margate School community by securing donations and charitable funds.

Following on from our recent news that The Margate School signed a partnership agreement last week with Esä, the art school based in Dunkerque and Tourcoing, giving TMS opportunities to benefit from the wider networks in the region of Nord and far beyond, The Margate School CIO was approved by the Charity Commission on 7 June. This Association Charity is there to support the TMS community to handle donations and increase access to funding opportunities. It paves the way for TMS to develop a democratically controlled charity, which is in line with the values of the School and will contribute to make all provision financially more accessible.

The Margate School CIO has been established for the public benefit, to advance, improve, develop and maintain education in, and appreciation of, the liberal arts and cultural studies, supporting the work of The Margate School in ways such as providing or assisting in the provision of education, development and support of studios, galleries, and providing bursaries to those who wish to undertake formal arts education who have a demonstrable need for financial support.

We are pleased to have secured eleven trustees SEE THE FULL LIST HERE to help establish the charity in the first year before they will stand down and if so desired, will stand for re-election by its members. The immediate task for the charity is to become operational, secure funds and gain a sufficient number of members to become a democratically controlled organisation.


The Margate School is an independent, not-for-profit, postgraduate liberal arts school situated in the former Woolworths Building that had stood empty on Margate High Street since 2008

The Margate School LTD is a Registered Not for Profit. Registered number - 09629126

The Margate School CIO is a Registered Charity. Charity Number - 1203446

Located at: The Margate School, (The old Woolworths Building)

31-33 High Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1DX


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