Whitgift School, part of the John Whitgift Foundation, a charity based in Croydon, South London, has announced it will be seeking a new patron.
The School’s 27th Headmaster, Chris Ramsey said, “Following the Duke of York’s decision to stand aside from public duties, a decision has been made by the School and with the approval of the Court of Governors, to seek new patronages in the future.”
Whitgift School is an independent day and boarding for 10 to 18 year old boys and is located in South London. The School was founded in 1596 by John Whitgift, then Archbishop of Canterbury. There are 1500 boys on roll. The School is part of The John Whitgift Foundation who have a charitable commitment to provide education for the young and care for the elderly in the Borough of Croydon.