WHY DOES HIGHGATE NEED TO RAISE FUNDS?
Founded in 1565 by Sir Roger Cholmeley, we were granted land and a title, but no endowment to run the School. We are therefore not a wealthy school, and 95% of our income comes from fees. Donations help us to achieve our charitable vision more quickly, and to greater effect. Donations are already helping to fund means-tested bursaries, our partnership teaching programme, and helping to enhance our educational environment.
IS HIGHGATE A CHARITY?
Yes, Sir Roger Cholmeley’s School at Highgate is a Registered Charity, no. 312765.
HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN DONATED SO FAR?
Since August 2013, around £3.7 million has been donated or pledged.
HOW MUCH DO PEOPLE GIVE?
It depends very much on the individual’s wishes and circumstances. Gifts of any size really do make a difference.
Collective participation makes a huge impact. For example, our summer 2017 Crowdfunding Campaign for the Library at LAE Tottenham surpassed its target, with a final total of nearly £35,000 – and the majority of gifts were between £20 and £200.
Highgate’s charitable ambitions have also been greatly assisted by major donations of £10,000 - £500,000, which are helping to fund full- and part-bursary places, sponsoring the salaries of partnership teachers, and helping to enhance our educational environment (such as assisting with the funding of the recent Pre-Prep refurbishment and new Junior School).
HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION WILL BE ALLOCATED TOWARDS HIGHGATE'S CHARITABLE PROJECTS?
100% of your donation will be allocated towards the area which you would like to support. No administrative or other costs are met through fundraising.
HOW MUCH DOES THE SCHOOL SPEND ON FUNDRAISING?
Last year our return on investment was approximately 5:1, which is strong for a school development office of our size, and better than most mainstream charities.
DOES ALL BURSARY AND PARTNERSHIP SPEND COME FROM FUNDRAISING?
No, the School also commits around 2% of revenue each year to help fund bursaries and partnerships.
CAN HIGHGATE CLAIM GIFT AID?
Yes. Highgate is a registered charity, so can claim Gift Aid on donations made out of UK taxed income.
I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A REGULAR MONTHLY DONATION. HOW DO I DO THIS?
Regular monthly donations can easily be set up online by direct debit – please click here.
I WOULD LIKE MY DONATION TO SUPPORT A PARTICULAR AREA. IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Yes. When making your gift, choose your preferred area from the drop-down menu.
CAN I GIVE ANONYMOUSLY?
Yes. When making your gift, tick the relevant box and we will respect your anonymity.
I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE A BEQUEST TO HIGHGATE IN MY WILL. CAN YOU HELP?