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About Whitgift: Whitgift & the Community

As one of the leading independent schools in the country, Whitgift recognises its responsibilities both to its own pupils and to the wider community.

It is an integral part of a pupil's education that he should be provided with the leadership and guidance which will enable him to have a better sense of his own worth, and to understand the needs of others, both in the School community and, more importantly, in society as a whole.

Similarly, it is important that a school such as Whitgift plays the fullest part in supporting the local and wider community – a role which is in keeping with the charitable aims of The Whitgift Foundation. This section describes the numerous activities undertaken by the School in support of our neighbours in the local community and of those who are less privileged.

Whitgift School is also fortunate to be part of The Whitgift Foundation which provides a significant bursary provision so that pupils whose parents would not normally have the financial means, are able to access an education at a leading independent school and enjoy the same opportunities at the School.

In reading this section, please bear in mind that Whitgift's role in the community is constantly developing and this document, whilst attempting to summarise the School's many links, cannot include every aspect of the School's involvement and provision.