Patron: HM The Queen | President: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM
Education is the Foundation

THE HISTORY OF THE RMNEF

The Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation has a rich and detailed history spanning back across almost two centuries, during which it has undergone many changes, including being in different locations and having different names. However, the aims and beliefs of the charity have remained unchanged over the years - to support needy children and young adults as they embark upon an educational journey that will ultimately help them to enter the workplace.

Dates

Names

Locations

1827

‘The Merchants’ Seamen's Orphan Asylum’ administered by The Port of London Society & Bethel Union (1827-1833)

4 Clark’s Terrace, London

1829

 ‘The Merchants’ Seamen's Orphan Asylum’ administered by The Port of London Society & Bethel Union (1827-1833)

 11 St George's Place, London

1830

'The Merchant's Seamen's Orphan Asylum'

3 Clark's Terrace, London

 1834-1902

'The Merchant's Seamen's Orphan Asylum'

 New Grove, Bow Road, London

1862-1902

 'The Merchant Seamen's Orphanage'

 Snaresbrook

1902-1921

'The Royal Merchant Seamen's Orphanage'

Snaresbrook

1921-1935

'The Royal Merchant Seamen's Orphanage'

Bearwood Estate, Wokingham

1935-1977

'The Royal Merchant Navy School'

Bearwood Estate, Wokingham

1977-1980

'Bearwood College'

Bearwood Estate, Wokingham

1980-2013

'The Royal Merchant Navy School Foundation'

Bearwood Estate, Wokingham

2013

'The Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation'

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