Gildredge House Foundation: supporting an outstanding school

Gildredge House Foundation

Who we are

Gildredge House Foundation is an independent charity, separate from the school, that provides funding and other support to Gildredge House school. We raise funds for capital projects, student bursaries and extra-curricular opportunities.

Our development plans focus on enhancing the education of current and future generations of Gildredge House students, ensuring they can make the most of their potential and leave the school well-equipped to contribute to society.

Our fund-raising

We aim to raise significant funds for Gildredge House school so it can continue to provide an outstanding education to Eastbourne’s children for generations to come.

We raise funds in two ways:

  • our different fund-raising events which take place across the year
  • direct donations from individuals and businesses

To find out more about our events, or the benefits of direct donations, please get in touch with Jeni King.

You can also complete our standing order form to make regular donations to our Foundation.

Our current projects

School pavilion

The Sports Hall is a tremendous facility for both school and community use but requires changing rooms, toilets, showers, a kitchen and meeting space if it is to be used fully. A pavilion will cost about £400,000 which we wish to raise in the next two years through grants, donations and fundraising events. This much needed facility will benefit current and future generations of students and the local community.

Student bursaries

Student bursaries are one of the key ways the Foundation aims to help children make the most of the extra-curricular activities available at Gildredge House.

The school is committed to offering a wide programme of extra-curricular activities which enhance students’ social, emotional and behavioural development.

Each year, the Foundation sets aside a certain amount of money to help students who might not otherwise be able to take advantage of these opportunities.

Examples include contributing to the cost of going on rugby tour overseas, or paying for music lessons.

We consider each bursary application on a case by case basis.

If you know a child who might benefit from a bursary, please speak to the school who will be able to advise on how to apply.

Further information

If you’d like to know more about the Foundation, either as a parent or potential donor, please send an email to Jeni King.

We’d love to hear from you.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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An Ofsted Outstanding School

We are delighted to report that Gildredge House has been judged ‘Outstanding’ (Grade 1) by Ofsted.

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