Welcome to The United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation website
We are pleased to announce that the 146 year old close partnership between the United Westminster Schools Foundation and the Grey Coat Hospital Foundation has resulted in a formal merger on 31st March 2019. The Foundation has five schools, two state academies (both comprehensive) and three independent. The Foundation employs office staff and is based in Westminster City School, It provides, inter alia, a secretariat for Trustees and Governors, as well as advice to the schools and Trustees on legal, financial and other matters affecting the world of education.
Mission: Building on a strong history and excellent record of educational achievement, to strengthen this provision in both the state and independent sector in a mutually supportive and collaborative environment for the benefit of the Foundation’s pupils.
Aim: To promote broadly based educational excellence and improvement, which is financially sustainable, in each of the Foundation’s high performing schools, and to do so within the framework of a Christian ethos.
The two main strategic aims of the Foundation are to promote and pursue public benefit and to increase the influence of the Foundation.
You can also find news and images of foundation events on our events page. This includes concerts, exhibitions, combined sports day, science events, essay competition and model United Nations.
“As well as the academic education – which delivers excellent results across a full spectrum of abilities – there is every opportunity and encouragement for the students to become involved in a very dynamic and wide-ranging co-curricular line-up.”
“The school understands our children as individuals; and, as an institution, has the necessary financial strength, cultural values and, most importantly, a coherent and effective leadership, dedicated teaching staff of a very high standard and strong governance support to foster our children’s development into self-confident adults, who can achieve their best in life.”
“My biggest achievement at SV is securing a solid set of GCSE and A Level grades to set me up for the best start in life. I have never been academic, but the way Sutton Valence assists their students to work to their best ability has meant I am incredibly proud of the results I have achieved.”
Teddy Turpin, ex-pupil
“It has made me more organised, and has allowed me to establish a good balance between work and sport. The school has inspired me to succeed and has motivated me to try my hardest in whatever I do”
Patrick Backhouse, ex-pupil
“The sense of community makes it feel as though you are part of a safe but exciting family. Nowhere looks out for you like Sutton Valence School does”