Croydon Stands Tall

Croydon Stands Tall Launch Event

Last night we were excited to be invited to the Croydon Stands Tall launch event hosted by the Croydon BID team at the LSBU Croydon Campus. This event kicked off a great initiative that will become part of an art trail in 2023 as one of the 14 showcase events for London Borough of Culture…

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

John Whitgift Foundation’s community offers our sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the announcement that Queen Elizabeth II has died. We give thanks for her Majesty The Queen’s dedicated and loyal service during her 70-year reign. The Queen ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history and became a well loved and respected…

Old Palace Senior

Upcoming School Open Days

Upcoming School Open Days John Whitgift Foundation schools provide outstanding academic opportunities to pupils and each has healthy and active alumni communities that stretch far past school leaving age.  The schools hold a series of open days throughout the year to share our outstanding academic offering with the Croydon community and beyond. These open days…

Whitgift Care Garden

John Whitgift Foundation Recruitment

John Whitgift Foundation Recruitment John Whitgift Foundation has been a major employer in Croydon for over 425 years, providing employment and support for the local communities through the arms of the Foundation. In recent times the Foundation has been accredited as a Croydon Good Employer as recognition of the work towards key principles benefitting the…

Whitgift Almshouse Garden

What is John Whitgift Foundation

What is John Whitgift Foundation? Founded in 1596, Archbishop John Whitgift created a foundation to care for and educate the people of Croydon. Over 425 years later we’re still serving the people of Croydon using the land and assets set aside by our founder to generate income which we can reinvest into the local community…

Annual Founder’s Day tradition celebrated

For the first time since 2019, staff, pupils and care home resident gathered together to take part in the John Whitgift Foundation’s annual Founder’s Day Service held at Croydon Minster on Tuesday 22 March. Commencing with a drum roll by Whitgift School’s Corp of Drums outside the Minster, the Service is a unique and momentous…

Founder’s Day Service 2021

Special guest joins virtual Founder’s Day Service for 425th anniversary The Most Revd and the Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, features in today’s Founder’s Day Service to mark 425 years since Archbishop John Whitgift laid the first foundation stones of his Hospital of the Holy Trinity. The Archbishop leads the Address and pays…