March 2023

Gender Pay Gap Statement


The Whitgift Foundation known as John Whitgift Foundation (the “Foundation”) is required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report.  This report is based on earnings for those employed by the Foundation on 5 April 2022.

The Foundation is a charity based in Croydon.  We educate students in our three schools; provide advice and support to carers through the Carers Information Service and provide care for older people in our three care homes.

We employ over 800 employees in a wide range of roles across the organisation from care assistants in our care homes, who are predominantly female, to teaching professionals in our schools.

As an equal opportunities employer, the Foundation is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

The sectors in which we operate

The Foundation aims to attract employees with the right skills and qualifications for the roles within the organisation and pay competitive salaries consistent within the respective sector, resulting in the rates of pay for care assistants being relatively low compared to the majority of employees employed within our schools, many of whom are qualified teaching professionals who command a higher rate of pay.

Our gender pay gap data at 5 April 2022 is as follows:

Mean gender pay gap           15.73%

Median gender pay gap        25.32%


Pay quartiles 2022 Percentage of males 2022 Percentage of females
First (lower) quartile 35% 65%
Second quartile 34% 66%
Third quartile 42% 58%
Fourth (higher) quartile 62% 38%


No bonuses are paid within the organisation

The figures set out above have been calculated using the standard methodologies used in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

We will continue to review the remuneration of our employees across the Foundation to ensure that we maintain parity for work of equal value and positively encourage a gender diverse workforce across all areas of the organisation.

I confirm that the information in this statement is accurate.

Martin Corney

Chief Executive