Public Benefit

At New Hall, the ethos is inspired by the founding Religious Community, the Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre.  The faith which lies at the heart of this foundation remains essential to the character of the New Hall School Trust today.

New Hall School became a charitable trust in 2005. The charity seeks to support students, and those in the wider community, in their faith development. The charity also seeks to enable people to live out Christian beliefs and values through community work, hospitality and voluntary and charitable service to those in need.

Particular examples of how the charity provides public benefit through its values and aims are:

  • The provision of bursaries for those who would not otherwise be able to attend the school
  • The voluntary work of New Hall Voluntary Service (NHVS), helping those in need in the local and wider community
  • The provision of a Chapel and parish centre for the Catholic parish of Springfield
  • The sharing of the charity’s beautiful heritage campus and first-class facilities with educational and religious groups in the wider community, these facilities often being provided either without charge or at minimal cost

When setting the objectives and planning the work of the charity each year, the Governors give careful consideration to the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit and also to its supplementary guidance on the advancement of religion, advancing education and fee charging.