Registered charity, number 1115098

Chigwell School has long depended on the far-sighted generosity of its supporters, which began with its foundation in 1629 by Samuel Harsnett who established the School for the education of poor scholars.

William Penn, Former Student

One of those poor scholars was William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia. Over the years, supporters who wish to see the School prosper have made generous contributions, helping Chigwell to become what it is today. However, we must continue this tradition and welcome support, involvement and charitable giving from Old Chigwellians, parents past and present, and friends of the School.

A first class education

Development particularly supports the School in the provision of funds for capital projects and the provision of means-tested bursaries. We therefore continue to help serve all pupils by providing the best facilities possible necessary for a first class education, and promoting social mobility through our drive to widen access. This approach, we believe, is very much congruent with our Founder’s intentions.

Mrs Gill Punt BEM B.Ed. M.Ed.
Philanthrophy Manager

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Changing lives since 1629.

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