The John Whitgift Foundation has been serving Croydon since 1596. From supporting young people through an outstanding independent education to caring for those around us, our charity works with people of all ages and backgrounds and brings them together to inspire a sense of community in all that we do.
As a charity, we have a long and rich heritage, from the Hospital of the Holy Trinity to the modern-day John Whitgift Foundation. Over the last 426 years, we’ve been caring for the people of Croydon using the land and assets set aside by our founder to continue our charitable work. From educating the young, caring for those most vulnerable, and assisting the elderly in their later years, John Whitgift Foundation is proud to continue our founder’s legacy of caring for Croydon and its local communities.
Old Palace School
Old Palace School is a leading independent day school for girls aged 4-18. Girls at Old Palace School are supported to explore their interests and passions, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. With an excellent academic record, nurturing environment, and a strong sense of community, Old Palace School provides an outstanding education for girls from all backgrounds.
Trinity is a leading independent day school which offers a rich and balanced curriculum with fantastic facilities, placing great emphasis on providing students with the skills they need to think critically and independently. It accepts boys from 10-18 and welcomes girls for sixth form (ages 16-18).
Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 10-18 with an innovative Junior Years curriculum, strong academic focus and broad co-curricular provision. Full, weekly and flexi boarding is offered from 13+. Since 2015, Whitgift has run progressive, diverse and inspiring short courses which attract students from all over the world.
The Whitgift Care branch of the Foundation provides for Croydon’s oldest residents. Our care homes are based throughout Croydon and provide a broad range of services from residential care within the retirement community to sheltered housing, respite care and full-time care in our nursing care homes. Whether you need full-time or temporary care, Whitgift Care provides the perfect blend of care and independence.
Carers Information Service
Our Carers Information Service offers free information, support and advice to carers who either live in, work in or care for someone who lives in the borough of Croydon. Our team run a range of activities every week from the Carers Support Centre based in George Street in the heart of Croydon, open Monday to Friday 10am-1pm.