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Project information

The Education Fund

Our Education fund enables us to ensure the range of resources necessary to guarantee the life changing educational opportunity we offer. Your gift could help towards upgrading our IT provision, funding study trips, new books, a musical instrument, science equipment, uniform or sports equipment.


Charity information: Christ's Hospital Foundation

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  • Need


    95% of our pupils pay either nothing or heavily subsidised fees. Our very nature means that funds for running the School have to be sought beyond the traditional means of fees.
    On average it costs us £24,500 a year to educate and support one child, and the Christ's Hospital Foundation's endowment can only meet 70% of these costs. We must meet as much of this shortfall as possible through donations,The Education Fund is one of the easiest and most effective ways to do this.


    Donations to the Education fund go towards closing the gap between income and expenditure. What marks CH today is not just the quality of the education but also the range of extra curricular activities we provide. In practice, this means that as well as the academic programme, pupils will also be involved in music, art, drama, public speaking, community action and sport , funding, therefore, is required for anything from art materials and sports kit to backpacks for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To enable us to fund the resources to maintain the life changing educational opportunity we offer.


    » To bridge the gap between income and expenditure through raising funds from friends and supporters of Christ's Hospital.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...to be able to continue to help fund places for 95% of the schools 850 children who rely on CH for their education and the stability of our boarding environment.

  • Impact


    The Education Fund provides a continued income for funding the costs of keeping the many Grade II* listed buildings on the site maintained, refurbished and operating for the benefit of the students. It also allows us to continue to take such a high percentage of pupils with need at heavily subsidised fees year on year, and provide a stable and supportive boarding environment with a high level of pastoral care, which may not be available to them at home.


    This fund is an ongoing project so there are no risks attached to it.


    Christ's Hospital Development office produces a twice yearly publication called Housey! which all our donors who are known to us receive unless they request otherwise. This details past and forthcoming activities and events, fundraising projects and School news.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,250,000 Funding gap The total amount to be fundraised for 1 year
  • Background


    Christ's Hospital School is set in countryside just outside Horsham in West Sussex. Originally the school occupied Newgate as its major site for 350 years. The boys were relocated from Newgate to the new site in Horsham in 1902. A site in Hertford became the girls-only school. In 1985 Christ's Hospital Horsham became co-ed and the Hertford site was closed.


    Christ's Hospital takes children from any part of the UK and abroad.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Christ's Hospital Foundation generates more than 70% of the annual costs of educating 850 children at the School, including the maintenance of the buildings.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    The Development Office

    The Development Office is tasked with generating over £1.25 million from fundraising alone.