Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Chestnut21 was launched in 2015 and is Chestnut Grove Academy’s all embracing drive to raise funds specifically to improve our resources and facilities, ensuring we can provide world-class amenities and opportunities for our students as they prepare for life in the 21st Century. Thanks to the efforts of students, parents, the Friends of Chestnut Grove, staff and supporters, as well as the generosity of trusts and foundations, we have now had over £238,000 received in funding, in kind or pledged for the future towards Chestnut Grove Academy.  This is an amazing acheivement and will provide an impact on students here for years to come!


We continue to work hard to maximise opportunities for students through external funding and regular updates appear on the monthly updates page.  


The Friends of Chestnut Grove have applied to the Aviva Community Fund for funding to host an International Day in 2018. This would be to recognise and celebrate the diversity of Chestnut Grove, and to encourage families to get involved by showcasing their cooking, cultures, dancing or anything else that fits.

We have got through to the voting stage, and the first 200 projects to get 1,000 votes will get the funding (£1,000). VOTING OPENS ON TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER and you can find our project by following this link:

You will need to register, but then you can vote 10 times! Remember, we need to get up to 1000 votes. Thank you!

Making your Mark on Chestnut Grove Academy

Parents, staff, supporters and anyone else who wants to support the school can now have a permenant mark made on the school.  The Making Your Mark Campaign allows you to pay for a brick or a plaque on a seat to show your support and memories of the school, and in turn raise vital funds for Chestnut Grove Academy.

You can pay by Parentpay, and then send  this form to 

Please contact with any questions or to pay for a brick if you are not a parent, student or staff at the current school.  

Donations from the bricks will be used towards the facilities in the grounds of the new school, and those from the chairs will go directly to the sound and lighting equipment needed in the new Drama Hall.

Thank you for your support!

We fully appreciate that people have many commitments that mean providing financial support is not always possible – and these pages explain that there are several other ways in which you can support Chestnut Grove and increase our chances of being able to use external funds to provide the much needed facilities for our new buildings and grounds. 

To speak directly about fundraising, please contact Sharon Noble, Development Manager on 020 8772 2551 (Tuesday and Thursday) or

Chestnut21 aims to raise funds to:

Upgrade equipment with newer and more effective models to maintain the effectiveness and impavt of teaching and learning for students and the variety of subjects that we offer.

Engage the whole school community by involving students and parents, writing to trusts and foundations, engagement with corporate companies as well as the efforts of staff and the Friends of Chestnut Grove

Provide a world-class education through providing the optimum learning opportunities and resources for our students.

Broaden horizons and extend opportunity for all who attend Chestnut Grove Academy

To read the latest news about Chestnut21 please go to our Monthly Updates

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