Whitgift For All – an extraordinary education and a force for social good. Changing lives since 1596.

John Whitgift founded our school 400 years ago, for the ‘poorer sorte’ in the Borough of Croydon.  Whitgift has now become one of Britain’s finest schools - every single Old Whitgiftian has benefitted from John Whitgift’s vision, generosity and foresight.  Inspired by the philosophy of our founder we are committed to launching an ambitious bursary programme where we can produce suitable income from philanthropic donations to support a wider range of deserving pupils through immediate bursarial support.  The aim of our Bursary Programme is really simple, we want to send children from every part of society out into the modern-day world where they are outstanding. 

These bursaries benefit our whole School community because they enrich our School by enhancing academic and wider curricular standards and continuing to make us a more socially cohesive community. Bursaries also reinforce the aspirational and inclusive nature of the School - boys from all walks of life can be part of a supportive and diverse community where success is a product of their own ability and hard work, rather than their social and economic background.