School Trust

Acland Burghley is proud to be a school where learning and creativity are celebrated. Students are encouraged to be ambitious for their future, and work hard to achieve their goals. The school community is more driven than ever, and achieving so much.

As a state school government funding is limited. Sadly, this means it’s hard to cover the costs of providing each student with the extra-circular opportunities and creative environment that we believe is so important.

That’s where The Acland Burghley School Trust comes in. A registered charity, it has been set up to raise funds for the school to support those opportunities and the education of all our students. 

Our Fundraising Campaigns

We are always keen to receive ideas from students, staff and parents for projects which need funding and will always work closely with the school to ensure the money is spent wisely and appropriately.

Better Spaces and Experiences

We are working hard to provide funding for extra-curricular opportunities and to improve the school environment. In recent years, we have supported the creation of an ‘urban orchard’, landscaped gardens, outdoor tennis tables and residential trips. 

Assembly Hall Project

We want to return the Grade 2 listed assembly hall to its original vision - an amazing performance space for our students and community.  A place where our children can feel at home and inspired to learn, create and perform.

How you can make a difference

Standing Order

With a regular gift through a standing order, you can help us say yes to more music and drama productions; yes to inspiring guest speakers and class trips; yes to improved sports facilities and yes to better outdoor spaces and activities for everyone.

You can fill in this form or sign up on line: 



One off Donation

You can make a single donation on-line by clicking on the donate button below:



If you would like to send a cheque please make it payable to Acland Burghley School Trust and send it to the address below. If you pay tax in the UK, don’t forget to download the gift aid form. Acland Burghley School Trust can reclaim the basic rate tax (20%) on your gift. So, if you donate £10, it is worth £12.50 to the Trust. 

Give As You Live

If you shop online register with Give as you Live here. This will mean retailers funnel a few pennies from their profits to the Trust every time you shop online with no cost or hassle to you. Each person who signs up is worth on average at least £25 a year to Acland Burghley, so if every parent signed up we could raise £50,000 a year!

Help Create A Network Of Support

You can also support through helping us fundraise and introducing us to other potential supporters such as businesses or alumni who are interested in Acland Burghley.  We are always looking for people who might have some skills, connections or experience that can be help us raise funds for the school. 


If you would like to talk to us about how you can help, or just have a question about your donation, please do contact us.

Who we are

The current Trustees are:

  • Celia Grace (Chair)
  • Julian Turner
  • Madeleine Holt
  • Claire Melamed
  • Kat Miller
  • Tim Longfoot

Contact us 

Acland Burghley Trust
c/o Finance Manager
Acland Burghley School
Burghley Road

t: 020 7485 8515


We are registered with the Charity Commission and our registered charity number is 1002280