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Finton House, like many independent schools, is a registered charity. ‘Charity’ is the act of extending kindness to others, and it is this that makes Finton the school we know and love today. Since it was founded, Finton’s story has built upon inclusivity and philanthropy.

Two Heads, generously supported by four families, originally welcomed 40 students into Balham Leisure Centre. That school has now grown to a school of 340 pupils on a site owned by Finton House Educational Trust that includes an art studio, science laboratories, gym, library, and computing classrooms. All of this has been achieved through the unstinting support of Finton’s friends and families, trusts and foundations, and corporate donations.

In 2027 we will celebrate our 40th anniversary, but our story is only just beginning. We aim to be raising over £300,000 per annum in additional funding to broaden the impact our bursary and outreach programmes have on the lives of Finton children and our local community in Wandsworth. Please donate now.

Why Support Finton House

Finton is a not-for-profit charity. School fees cover the day to day running of the School and any operational surplus is put back into the charity.

Please donate now so that we may:

  • Expand our existing bursary offering from 10 pupils to 15 pupils benefitting from a Finton education
  • Initiate sustained and impactful partnerships with local state schools, nurseries and charities
  • Provide innovative resources to support our curriculum
  • To invest in our site and surrounding area, facilitating use for other schools in the area

The Sally Walker Fund

Named after a beloved former Headmistress, the Sally Walker Fund exists to maximise our impact in our local community through the sharing of our resources and collaborating with other schools, charities and diverse organisations.

The Sally Walker Fund underwrites our partnerships across Sport & The Arts, Outdoor Learning, Health & Wellbeing and Cost of Living, and it sustains our bursary award. If you choose to donate to the Sally Walker Fund then the school is able to utilise your generous contribution across one or more of these areas. Donations of all sizes are hugely appreciated, and all contributions have a meaningful impact.

The easiest way to donate is online, and you can choose to make a one-off donation or commit to regular giving. We are incredibly grateful to the families who sit on our Development Board and have committed to regular giving of £1987 per term which is inspired by our founding year, 1987.

By making a donation you will be actively acknowledging our founder’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity. Thank you.

Our Bursary Award

Finton House was founded on the principle of inclusivity. The Sally Walker Bursary Fund was created in memory of a much-loved Finton Headmistress, and funds free or assisted places for children who would otherwise not have access to a Finton education.

A bursary is transformational: a life-changing opportunity for someone with potential, giving them a platform to achieve in the long term and give back to society. The scheme is targeted at those who will benefit the most and includes funding for everything from clubs to music lessons to travel support.

  • A gift of £75 can pay for an after-school club for a bursary student for a whole term
  • A gift of £200 can cover the travel costs for a bursary student for a whole term
  • A gift of £500 can assist in providing a full set of uniform for a bursary student
  • A gift of £20,000 funds a bursary place for a year

We currently have 10 pupils on full bursaries at Finton, but it is our aim to double that provision by 2027.

If you would like to donate to the Sally Walker Fund, please visit Finton Forum and donate now.

Our Partnerships

School budgets are always squeezed by the unexpected. This often means ‘nice to have’ projects, which can have a positive impact on learning, never take off. We have a fund dedicated to support these plans and ideas to ensure that local children, charities and state schools can share in Finton life.

Projects we have undertaken through the generosity of donations include:

  • Patronage of Trinity Fields Trust: we are longstanding Principle Supporters of our local playing fields, which are used by primary-school aged children for rugby, football and cricket alongside other sporting clubs. Our contribution makes it possible for the Trust to maintain the Fields to an excellent standard and enables both our pupils and other local primary schools to use them.
  • The Secret Garden at Trinity Fields was conceived and funded in its entirety by Finton House staff and parents and was inaugurated in Summer 2022.
  • Our growing partnership with Tom’s Farm. Our use of Tom’s Farm contributes towards the farm’s charitable aims including recognising the importance of children developing empathy through interaction with animals.
  • Resurfacing the astroturf hockey and netball pitches at Tooting Hard Courts for use by our pupils and the local community.

By Finton’s 40th birthday in 2027, we aim to be raising over £300,000 per annum in additional funding to broaden the impact of our partnerships, outreach and bursary programmes have on the lives of our community. We have several exciting new partnership opportunities which we want to pursue, but we cannot do this without your help.

If you would like to donate to Finton House’s Sally Walker Fund, please visit Finton Forum and donate now.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

After you have looked after your loved ones, remembering Finton House in your will is one of the most personal and significant ways that you can support our future students.

Legacy gifts can take the form of a percentage of your estate (the total of all of your possessions, finances and property), or a specific sum of money. A gift of any size in your will can make a transformative difference to future Fintonians.

For advice about leaving a gift in your will to charity, you can visit this website.

If you would like to talk to someone about including Finton House in your will, and what a legacy gift could achieve, please contact our Head of Marketing & Development, India Gammon, by emailing or calling the main school office on 020 8682 0921.

We are incredibly grateful to those who have already chosen to include the School in their will. If you have also decided to leave a legacy gift to Finton House, please do let us know so that we can say thank you.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about Finton’s charitable activities, or how your donation could make a difference to Finton’s future, please do get in touch:

India Gammon, Head of Marketing & Development


T: 020 8682 0921

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