Support our Centenary Garden

The school celebrated its Centenary in September 2017. Our celebrations included a number of legacy projects for the benefit of future generations. 

The Centenary Garden is our most ambitious legacy project and we are in the process if raising £180,000 to complete it. We would very much appreciate your support.

To Old Girls, parents and members of the public who have fond memories of the previous intimate, slightly ramshackle garden it might seem an unlikely project. But in reality, the patch of grass was unused for most of the year, due to very poor drainage.

More days in action
The new garden can be used much more often, provides more areas for students to gather in groups, works as an educational venue and resource and will be lit for use in summer evenings.

We want to transform it into a beautiful environment for the school and the local community to enjoy – throughout the year and for years to come.

Educational benefits
The new environment will have a positive effect on students’ attitudes and their classroom achievements. In addition to enjoying the garden and benefitting from it academically, students will also be able to share the responsibility for its maintenance and learn new skills in the process.

Community benefits
The school also expects the project to enrich the lives of the local community. The school’s facilities are currently used by a number of groups: choirs, cultural groups and children attending Saturday and holiday music and drama classes.  

They will be able to enjoy this new space by extending their own activities to open-air concerts, drama and film evenings.

In use, for the most part…
Following a full tender process Charlotte Rowe Garden Design from W14 was appointed as the contractor and much of the work shown here was completed in the 2016 summer holidays to avoid disruption. 

The photographs here show the result. You can see the wide pathways that have been created to facilitate swift and easy movement around the school. The planting and flowers are now well established and there are plans for it to be formally opened in September 2019 by the Right Reverend Sarah Mullally, the Bishop of London.

How you can help
The school PTA is now leading the fundraising efforts and is asking for support from individuals, user groups, trusts and civic organisations. 

There are many ways to donate to this charity: one-off donations, regular subscriptions, match funding with your employer, payroll giving, share giving and legacies. 

Please contact Alec Rattray at for further information on the project and to discuss your contribution. 

You can also make an immediate payment to the Lady Margaret School PTA at Lloyd’s Account No 01522486, Sort Code 30 94 42, Reference CGF. 

For more details on the project take a look at these FAQs.




November 2018

“I wish the School well with its fundraising, and I thank them for the important academic and cultural impact that they have on their pupils and the wider community.” 
Greg Hands, MP





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