Are we part of the school?

The Duchess’s High School Trust is a registered charity. We are managed by our own trustees and we are not part of DCHS although we work very closely with the Co-Headteachers and other school staff to support them and make a difference for all DCHS students.

Why do we need a charity/why doesn’t school funding cover these activities?

The Duchess’s High School Trust exists to provide resources and facilities to support education which would not otherwise be available. At DCHS many activities provided are in addition to the statutory requirements of the school and no government or local authority funding is provided for this. 

Where does your funding come from?

The Duchess’s High School Trust is a registered charity. All our income is from grants and donations. In 2020/21 we received more than £20,000 in grants and about £9,000 from donations. This includes our school lottery which raises around £3,000 per year. You can download our latest accounts here. If you would like to donate, you can do so here

Who are your trustees?

Our trustee board is responsible for managing our charity. Our trustees are all people with a connection to the school: parents, teachers and former pupils. You can read more about them here

How can I get involved?

There are many ways you can get involved or support us. If you are able to donate, please do that here. If you feel you have skills to offer as a volunteer or, perhaps, a trustee, please contact us here. Please also visit our events page page to find out more about our planned activities in the coming year.