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 Grove Park Charitable Trust (GPCT) serves the additional needs of pupils and students attending Grove Park School, a maintained special school in Crowborough, East Sussex. The purpose GPCT is to raise funds to provide resources, equipment and learning experiences, which are not funded within the schools budget, for pupils and students at Grove Park School. GPCT trustees have put in place a multi-year plan that will benefit pupils and students across all three phases of the school, taking into account the interest and desires of parents, teachers, staff and governors. Grove Park Charitable Trust is a U.K. registered charity, 1162801.


With Primary, Secondary and 6th form campuses throughout Crowborough, Grove Park School is an integral part of the community. We are grateful to the local businesses and community groups who have so generously supported us over the years, and welcome your continued support in raising funds to provide resources, equipment and learning experiences, which are not funded within the schools budget.


How parents and individual supporters can help:


  • Give us your ideas about what the school needs and how funds raised should be spent.
  • Organise individual or group fundraising events.
  • Ask your employer if they match funds for money raised by you.
  • If you have your own business, consider making a tax-deductible charitable contribution.


How local businesses can help:


  • Organise group fundraising events with your employees.
  • Consider a match gift for funds raised by your employees.
  • Sponsor a new piece of equipment or school trip.
  • Create a giving tree for your employees to purchase Father Christmas gifts for Grove Park School pupils.
  • Place a GPCT money collection pot on the counter of your business (we will provide).


Contact Us:


Phone – 01892 663 018
Email –



Angie Wellman – Chair      Treasurer    Kat Pond – Secretary

Trustees: Mike Theobold     Lynda Emberson     Tricia Gray    Tora Hearn








Generous Donations Help Create a Brand New Soft Play Facility 

Thanks to the hard work of the GPCT fundraiser, Nicola Rutherford, we have a fabulous soft play facility which can be used by pupils from across the school. The soft play area replaced a very tired sand and splash area alongside a very much smaller and dilapidated soft play. There were a number of challenges along the way, but it has all been worth it to see the response from the pupils. 

We hope to do have an official opening before the end of the summer term. 

We would like to thank the following organisations for their generous support in making this project happen.

St James' Place 


Albert Hunt

Brian Mitchell 

Rank Foundation

Baily Thomas

Ernest Kleinwort

Garfield Weston Foundation

Bernard Sunley

Soft Play Before & After