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Thank you for visiting the Development Trust page


We are the Archbishop Tenison’s School Development Trust (Charity Commission reference 282496). This Trust exists to ensure that your child is given the best possible environment for learning and developing in their educational careers by meeting required expenditures on building maintenance and capital projects, and also to help cover additional projects to improve the School. It is The Trust’s vision to provide an environment for your child that will allow them to achieve their full potential and thrive. As a Voluntary Aided school Archbishop Tenison’s relies on The Trust for funding, the principal source of which is donations made by parents and carers who share this vision and have the means to support.


Our most recent project, last summer, was the complete refurbishment of the girls’ and boys’ toilets. Previous projects include:


  • New Music room with Apple Mac computers, and fully equipped recording studio

  • New Technology and Art rooms with computers

  • Sports Hall construction and fitting out

  • Digital pianos for Main Hall and Music room

  • Emergency replacement of boilers

  • Conversion of old changing rooms into a new toilet block

These improvements had an immeasurable benefit to the children in past years and we are confident that The Trust’s future projects will provide your child with an environment that fosters outstanding learning and allows them to fulfil their potential as individuals.


The Trust has some required expenditures that we are obligated to pay, namely:


  • Southwark Diocesan Maintenance Fund, for maintenance of the buildings. This gives rise to a yearly payment of around £25 per pupil.

  • Making up a 10% gap in funding for all building projects, typically requiring the Trust to pay several tens of thousands of pounds per year as we work to improve the School


It is also desirable that we have further funding available for other projects such as the provision of specialist equipment.


We therefore ask you to join other parents and carers in contributing to the Development Trust, in order for these projects to be carried out for your child.


If you pay tax then please Gift Aid (as indicated in the giving platform) any sum that you give, as it is then worth 25% more to the Trust, without any extra cost to yourself.


The Trust is a separate entity from the School. It has its own Trustees, consisting of past and present parents and Governors of the school, and prepares its own accounts which can be viewed through the Charity Commission website.


Please complete the payment form below in order to join us in creating the best environment for the Children at Archbishop Tension’s School. Finally, do not hesitate to contact the Trust chairman, Melvin Asare ( if you wish for more information or are interested in assisting with the work of the Development Trust.


We look forward to building our school together, creating academic excellence in a Christian community 

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