Whereas FLOS raises funds from the monthly parent subsidy to spend on the curriculum, the Foundation raises funds to spend on first class educational facilities: buildings, in short. Recent Foundation projects have facilitated a new ICT learning resource area, the refurbishment of the Science laboratories and a Study Hall for 120 pupils, amongst many others. Current proposed projects include investment in onsite sporting facilities, such as cricket nets and a major gym refurbishment. The Foundation tends to deal in large scale donations intended to future proof the School for the long term. It also exists to encourage and foster the interest and financial support of past pupils, their parents and other friends of the School through a series of signature events, both low key, such as and higher register, such as the Annual Gala Ball - to which all parents, whether donors or otherwise, are most welcome!
If you would like to know more about the Foundation, or indeed make a donation then please do contact the Headmaster's PA to arrange a mutually convenient time to advance the conversation.
Securing the future of one of our leading state schools
The London Oratory School is one of our leading state schools. For over 150 years it has been educating pupils from across Greater London, in accordance with the principles and teachings of the Catholic Church, in an environment which is nurturing and supportive, helping each pupil to discover his/her potential and to achieve excellence across a broad spectrum of activities.
The purpose of The London Oratory School Foundation is to “future proof” the School. It will do this in two ways:
- In a world of increasing uncertainty and financial strictures, the establishment of an endowment fund will allow the School to face, with confidence, the challenges of the future. An endowment fund (in effect a contingency fund) will afford the School the financial flexibility to act decisively in its best interests whenever necessity demands. The endowment fund will be invested for capital growth. Normally the interest from the fund will be deployed by the School to meet unforeseen contingencies with significant financial implications, that cannot be met from normal operating budgets.
- To raise the funds necessary to offer staff and pupils the highest standard of teaching, learning and administrative facilities. For example, there is currently a pressing need for a covered sports area outside the Newman Wing, the cost of which will be met by the work of the Foundation.
The Foundation will raise funds from alumni and other members of the wider school community as well as grant making trusts and corporate entities.
The Foundation was launched on 22 April 2015 and its work will offer the opportunity for alumni, parents and other friends and supporters to be closely involved with The London Oratory School during one of the most significant periods in its history.
Patrons of the Foundation
The Very Reverend Julian Large
Paul and Michelle Ward
Trustees of the Foundation
Marc Dodd - Chairman
Ms Maria Orti
Dr Ewan West
Daniel Wright - Headmaster
Katharine Haddy - Secretary
t: 020 7381 7699
The London Oratory School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.
Company no. 8926558
Charity no. 1158059
To read our Case for Support, which explains how you might support the work of the Foundation please click here.
If you would like to make an online donation to the Foundation, please click on the "DONATE NOW" button at the bottom of this page.
Foundation Open Evening 2017
A talk about the work of the Foundation followed by Q&A with the Trustees and staff involved.
A drinks reception for supporters of the Foundation took place at the School on 30th November 2016. To read more click here.
City Lunch 2016
The second in the series of City Lunches took place at Central Court. Click here to read more.
The first fundraising event in support of the Foundation held at Chelsea Football Club. To read more please click here.
City Lunch 2015
The Foundation sponsored a lunch event at One Cornhill to raise awareness of its work. To read more please click here.
A breakfast meeting was hosted by the Foundation at ITN studios to raise awarness of its work. To read more please click here.
The Foundation was launched on 22nd April 2015 at the School. Click here to read more.