Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ
T: 020 8673 8737

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Chestnut 21 was launched in 2015 when the school was about to undergo redevelopment, to help Chestnut Grove Academy capitalise on external sources of funding that are available, foster school community support and work with the fantastic PTA – The Friends of Chestnut Grove – to improve facilities and provide more enrichment opportunities for our students and the school community.

Over the last 8 years we have raised over £600,000 which has provided new facilities, equipment and opportunities for our young people – highlights have included:
  • £12,000 for our Food Tech facility to provide everything from aprons to food mixers.
  • £50,000 for new Design and Technology Equipment.
  • £120,000 for our MUGA now used throughout the year by the school and external organisations.
  • £10,000 to kit out the new gym in the 6th form centre.
  • £45,000 for IT equipment for Computer Science and the Art Department.
  • £30,000 for our green roof canopy that provides biodiversity to the site, and provides shade and shelter for students, often used as an outdoor classroom.
  • A huge lockdown campaign, resulting in over £45,000 raised and distributed to families in need, nearly 300 laptops bought, or donated and refurbished and distributed to students that needed them and counselling provided for students facing difficulties.
We continue to try and add value and respond to the needs of the school – currently we are seeking external funding for extracurricular opportunities, a sensory room, outdoor facilities and improving the grounds.


How you can get involved?

If you have any ideas, connections or would like to consider making a donation - Please contact Sharon Noble, Development Manager on

Business and companies can also provide sponsorship and support and reach large audiences through our school community.
Please contact Sharon Noble, Development Manager on

Donate to Friends of Chestnut Grove on their Virgin Giving Page - we work closely together to raise funds together and agree spending. By donating on this page you can also claim gift aid worth an additional 20% at no cost to you (if you are a UK taxpayer).

Support our Friends of Chestnut Grove events and activities - their website here. Click here to be included on their mailing list to hear about upcoming events and activities.

Do you work for a company that could donate time, goods or funding? Do they match funding?

How Can You Help?

By getting involved with the Friends of Chestnut Grove

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