New ‘Grow with John’ campaign sees launch of borough-wide programme to inspire local residents to take up gardening...Read More
The John Whitgift Foundation is a registered charity with the aim of providing education for the young and care for the elderly in Croydon and the surrounding areas. Established in 1596 by the former Archbishop of Canterbury John Whitgift, The Whitgift Foundation comprises of:
- Three schools – Old Palace of John Whitgift School (girls), Trinity School (boys with a co-educational sixth form) and Whitgift School (boys).
- Whitgift Care – three care homes, Whitgift House, Wilhelmina House and the Whitgift Almshouses offering a range of care provision including sheltered accommodation, full nursing care, residential care, respite and day care.
- The Carers’ Information Service – provides free information, support, advice and training to an estimated 34,000 carers in Croydon and manages the Carers Support Centre, 24 George Street.
John Whitgift Foundation currently supports approximately 45% of current pupils in its schools through financial 'means tested' bursaries. This equates to just over £5million a year to enable talented young people to benefit from the outstanding education provided by the schools.
In 2019 they launched educational initiative and photography competition Capturing Croydon. Children from six local primary schools took part in one-day bespoke workshops to discover Croydon through a photographic lens, and later submitted images into the competition. Children were encouraged to explore their own sense of place and engg with the changing urban landscape of Croydon through photography.
The Whitgift Foundation has undertaken a major revamp of its brand and how it communicates to enable the charity to better engage with the Croydon community it serves....Read More
11-year-old wins top photography prize in a new competition from The Whitgift Foundation ...Read More
The Whitgift Foundation in Croydon has announced the shortlist for the Capturing Croydon photography competition. 30 children from local primary schools in Croydon have been selected for their images of the borough, and now have a chance to win top photography prizes....Read More
The Whitgift Foundation announces Capturing Croydon: a new photography initiative for schoolchildren in Croydon....Read More
Croydon charity, The Whitgift Foundation, has appointed its first ever Director of Care to oversee its care services. Dolores Pickersgill has joined the Foundation’s Leadership Team to contribute to the overall strategic development of Whitgift Care, its group of care settings, as well as the Carers Information Service. ...Read More
Mrs Jane Burton has been appointed as the new Head at Old Palace of John Whitgift School, a leading independent girls’ prep and secondary school with a co-educational nursery in Croydon....Read More