The trustees could be generous about helping children in real difficulties – there are examples of doctors’ bills being paid for those suffering from illness or accident. And on rare occasions a sick child was sent out of London for the healthy air. Certainly people at this time regarded country air as being healthier – when Thomas Moon decided the time had come to retire from being headmaster, he told the trustees he and his wife needed to go and live in the countryside if they were to live for much longer.