All the latest news including organisations and individuals who have kindly supported the Foundation recently.


July 2017

The CAF is delighted to confirm that John Lyon’s Charity will continue to support the Brunel Urban Scholars Satellite Programme for another 3 years.  This funding ensures that we can offer our most able students an opportunity to access inspirational speakers, workshops and university experiences.  We would also like to thank Brunel University for their partnership in delivering the programme.

June 2017

The Chelsea Academy Foundation is delighted to announce that the postcard art auction held on the 22nd June at Lots Road Auctions raised over £3,500.  It was a wonderful evening which celebrated the work of our students and other talented local artists. Thank you to our sponsors – Elior Catering and Martin & Co Sales and Lettings – and to Lots Road Auctions for helping to organise and host the event.  Thank you to Sir Alan Parker for helping to curate the artwork and donating postcards himself. Also a big thank you to our parent helpers who ensured that everything ran smoothly on the night.  Finally the event would not have been possible without our amazing artists submitting postcards and our guests who had lots of fun bidding!.  We have received so much positive feedback from the event that we plan to run another one next year.
All the money raised will help:
  • Give students access to art resources such as large scale canvasses, top of the range pigmented paint, and materials and resources for 3D sculptural work
  • Support the Chelsea Academy annual drama production to purchase set material and costumes
  • Support the music department in purchasing new musical instruments to ensure students are able to choose from a range of instruments that are in excellent condition

May 2017

‘There’s Lots on Lots Road’ Art Auction
The Foundation is organising an art auction fundraiser in partnership with Lots Road Auctions.  Local artists, residents, businesses, community groups and students are busy creating postcard size pieces of art which will be auctioned at Lots Road Auctions on Thursday 22nd June.  We have been very fortunate to secure sponsorship from Elior Catering and Martin & Co, Sales and Lettings.

February 2017

We are delighted to confirm that we have received a grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation in support of extra curricular activities at Chelsea Academy.  We are very grateful for this support as it enables us to provide additional activities that enhance our students’ chances of growing into well-rounded individuals and achieving their ambitions. The grant will run for a three year period between 2017-2020.

January 2017

Ongoing support from the John Armitage Charitable Trust
The Foundation would like to thank the John Armitage Charitable Trust for their ongoing support for trips, extra curricular programs and activities.  This support has a significant impact on our students across all year groups.

September 2016

An Evening of Opera and Picnic
The Bryan Adams Foundation held a fundraising event, An Evening of Opera and Picnic, in June 2016 which raised funds for 3 charities:  Borne, The Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Academy Foundation.
The Foundation are very grateful for the funds raised by the Bryan Adams Foundation and are delighted to confirm that these funds will be allocated to ‘The Access Project”, aiming to increase the proportion of students from “Free School Meals” (FSM) backgrounds going on to highly selective universities. Currently 15% of secondary school pupils in the UK are eligible for Free School Meals, but these students make up only 2% of England’s 25 most selective universities. The Access Project believes every child in the UK should have an equal opportunity to achieve their academic ambitions. They address this problem with one-to-one tuition by matching high-flying graduates with students from disadvantaged areas for weekly academic tutorials. These sessions help their students achieve better grades (two thirds of a grade per subject more progress than their peers). And a dedicated member of The Access Project staff is based in school to deliver university support and enrichment activities which equip students with the skill and information they need to win places at top universities. 63% of students going through The Access Project go on to study at highly selective universities- this is significantly higher than independent schools (48%) and far higher than the maintained sector average (18%).

August 2016

John Lyon’s Charity have released the final tranche of funding for the Brunel Urban Scholars Satellite Project.  We are very grateful for their continued support and look forward to the final evaluation of the project.

June 2016

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A huge thank you to the Bryan Adams Foundation who named Chelsea Academy one of three beneficiaries for their Evening of Opera and Picnic at the Royal Hospital Chelsea fundraising event.  The evening was a great success and a number of Chelsea Academy students, including many of our music scholars, were lucky enough to attend and enjoy the event.

March 2016

Brunel University fund additional Saturday school for Chelsea Academy year 11 students
Twenty five of our most able Year 10 students have been attending Saturday school as part of the Brunel Urban Scholars’ Satellite Scheme (funded by Brunel University and John Lyon’s Charity) over the last two years. The scheme was due to end this July but Brunel University has agreed to include the Chelsea Academy group for 2016-17 which will help the students expand their knowledge and grow further in confidence. Polly Goss, the most able co-ordinator, believes that this offer was made due to the exemplary behaviour and enthusiasm shown by the Academy students when attending the workshops at Brunel. We continue to be grateful for Brunel University’s support.

February 2016

Bryan Adams Foundation
We would like to thank the Bryan Adams Foundation for their donation of £6,666.  This donation was made possible by the generosity of the John Armitage Charitable Trust.

 January 2016

Garfield Weston Funding
The Chelsea Academy Foundation is delighted to announce that our bid to the Garfield Weston Foundation has been successful and the Academy has received £5,000 to use towards the extended curriculum and enrichment program. This program offers our students opportunities to try activities in areas such as sports, drama, dance and music. We are very grateful for the continued support of the Garfield Weston Foundation.

September 2015

Star of the Month again!
Another Star of the Month award (4 in a row!) for our students, from Brunel University, as part of the Brunel Urban Scholars Satellite Project.

July 2015

Second year of funding secured from John Lyon’s Charity
Chelsea Academy Foundation is very excited to announce that we have secured a second of year of funding from John Lyon’s Charity for our Brunel Urban Scholar’s Satellite Project.  Over a 3 year period 50 of our most able students will access additional workshops in English and Maths, listen to motivational speakers, meet with Brunel University students and get the opportunity to work with students from other secondary schools. The aim of the project is to encourage students to apply to Russell group universities.