Thank you to our sponsors

We’d like to thank:

The London Diocesan Board for Schools - for its ongoing support.

The Greig Trust - for its ongoing support. Each year, the Greig Trust provides financial support for a very wide range of opportunities for students, for the purchase of equipment and for facilities refurbishment. In the last two years, the Trust has helped the school continue its strong outdoor education programme, enabled us to refurbish sports areas, supported modern foreign languages study trips and allowed the purchase of musical instruments, hardware and software, equipment for STEM subjects and an editing suite. The Trust allocated £158,000 for the financial year 2016-17.

Pioneer Underwriters, Lloyd's of London brokers - after Pioneer members heard GCA's crew talk about their sailing journey they offered to go into partnership with the school to continue our Scaramouche project over an indefinite period. We are very grateful for their generous contributions to running costs, clothing and branding. Pioneer members have a particular interest in sailing and have even crewed the Lloyd's of London yacht 'Lutine' so our partnership feels very apt. 

Our other sailing friends - for their support and investment in GCA's sailing programme:


  • World record breaking yachtsman Lawrie Smith, our main advisor, who is helping coach our crews and who has put us in touch with investors. 

  • The Joan Braithwaite Sailing Trust for two very generous financial donations, totalling £15,000 and for an additional £5000 to enable three of our students to sail Etchells keelboats in the international Louis Piana Cup in Miami in December 2017.

  • The Seven Seas Baxter and Grimshaw Trust.

  • The John Merricks Sailing Trust for a £3000 donation.

  • North Sails who have donated a mainsail and genoa.

  • Hamble Yacht Services for offering us discounts on equipment.

  • Ocean Yacht Systems for providing us with replacement rigging. 

  • BoxPR who coordinate our PR efforts.

  • The Matheson Todd Trust for a £5000 donation.


The Tottenham Grammar School Foundation - for a) a £4000 grant to enable a group of students to visit CERN, The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva; and b) a £9794 grant for training in sailing.

City and Guilds - for donating funds to set up bursaries for students taking up apprenticeships in STEM fields.

The Tallow Chandlers, a City of London livery company - for its very generous  financial support to promote and develop the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM subjects) in the school. The funds are being used to:


  • Provide bursaries for the top performing AS students in STEM subjects, worth £500 in Year 13 and a further £1000 in their first year at university.

  • Pay for transport for groups of students to visit universities and help raise aspirations.

  • Support individual students who want to visit universities to find out about STEM based degree courses.

  • Provide money for the professional development of teaching staff so as to improve the quality of teaching and learning in STEM based subjects.

  • Provide mentoring and support for individuals and groups of students who may want to work in finance, law, management consultancy and other areas in the City of London.

  • Match fund the City and Guilds donation for bursaries for apprenticeships.

  • Build a STEM lab.

In the first three years of their sponsorship the Tallow Chandlers gave the school £15,000 per year. For the second three years, the company has increased the allocation to £27,500 per year. In addition they have committed £50,000 to the build of a STEM laboratory.

The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers - for a £7000 contribution to the build of a STEM laboratory.

Observatory Opticians, Muswell Hill - for sponsoring an annual award to the student with the best science results at GCSE each year.

The Jack Petchey Foundation – for inviting the school, year on year, to take part in its Achievement Award and Leader’s Award schemes as well as providing funding for valuable equipment through its small grants scheme. We have had many worthy achievement award winners over the thirteen years we have benefited from the scheme.

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust – with The Smallpeice Trust, STEMNET and the Nuffield Foundation, the Trust will deliver a programme to encourage more students who choose STEM subjects at GCSE to: study them at A level; consider a career in engineering; and aspire to, and achieve, a place at a respected engineering university or on a good-quality higher apprenticeship scheme. The programme includes: funding to be spent on equipment, materials or teacher CPD to enhance the teaching of subjects relevant to engineering; an in-school STEM day for classes in Ys10 and 11; visits by engineers to groups in Years 10 to 13; places for high-potential Y10s and 11s on Smallpeice summer residential technology courses; support for high-potential Y11s to apply for an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship; support for high-potential Y12s to apply for a Nuffield Foundation summer research placement.

Hornsey Parochial Charities - for supporting our roboteers' participation in an international robotics final in the States and supporting our World Challenge Team's expedition to Nicaragua.