Hmm, not sure everyone would consider this charity in the strictest sense.
And what about the other schools in the town? Is Richard Hale the most deserving or needy?
I see the press release (pdf)
it's "in recognition of the school’s 400th anniversary", it's also Simon Balle's 60th anniversary this year, should they get a prize too?
One could argue Sele is the more in need of the secondaries.
It also says:
"Many of its former pupils became Hertford Town Councillors and Mayors of the town, and Councillors"
Hmm, one suspects this may be the main reason.
I wonder what the performers/organisers think?