Thomas deacon foundation

Legacy of Thomas Deacon 


300th anniversary


The Foundation manages funds to be awarded to students attending Thomas Deacon Academy to assist them in their studies.


These funds have been left by former students and those associated with the legacy of Thomas  Deacon.

In 2022, it will be the 300th anniversary since the opening of Deacon's School.


We shall be celebrating this milestone by holding a number of events. More details will be announced over the coming year.

Our history goes back to 1722 when Deacon's School opened to educate 20 poor boys in Peterborough. Thanks to the generosity of Thomas Deacon who left some estate to the maintaining of this school in his will and the management to the Vicar of St John the Baptist and the feoffees.