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Become a Friend of Tottenham by making a regular gift today!
Becoming a Friend of Tottenham gives you the chance to continue the incredible work you have started with your gift to students and their families at LAET.
COVID-19 highlighted the inequalities in our society. Even with Government funding, LAE Tottenham has a funding shortfall of £500 per student: donor support can be the difference, to ensure that all students have a full sixth form experience.
Children thrive at LAE Tottenham. As well as helping individual students succeed, those who support LAE Tottenham are helping to make society more equal - creating opportunities for those unsupported by the current system. Could you make a regular gift and, in doing so, make an ongoing difference to children’s lives?
Students thrive with the right support
51% of students at LAET were on Free School Meals at secondary school. LAET plays a significant role of helping its students overcome disadvantages, as seen by the fantastic results achieved by the class of 2020:
- Over 2/3 went on to Russell Group universities;
- 11 students achieved places at Oxford or Cambridge;
- 13 students on medicine, veterinary science or dentistry courses.
Ensuring success after LAET
Students at LAET thrive with the support they receive during sixth form. We know that disadvantaged students are nearly 10% more likely to drop out of university compared to their more advantaged peers, which means we need to continue to support our alumni/students once they move on to higher education, to enable them to continue to thrive at university.
Four years into our journey, we are delighted with the academic achievements of our students. We want to make LAET’s excellent education available to more children in the local area, by ensuring that students in our feeder schools achieve the GCSE grades that could give them the chance to experience a transformative sixth form education at LAET, and ultimately enhance their life chances.
The impact of COVID-19 in Tottenham will be long-lasting
We were delighted by the number of people that generously supported the LAET hardship fund during the pandemic. These gifts had a tremendous impact, with over 200 families regularly supported with rent, the cost of food, and other critical expenses over the course of the pandemic.
The hardship fund made a life changing difference to the families that were supported. However, we know that hardship and disadvantage - and the barriers these create to a successful education - will not go away with the easing of the pandemic. Haringey has the fastest growing rate of unemployment in the country. The number of people claiming jobless benefits here surged to 11.3% at the height of the pandemic – which is nearly double the national average. This meant that, at the end of 2020, 45% of Tottenham’s working age population were not working.
We know that we will need to continue our support to overcome barriers to education for our young people for as long as our students and their families need us, and regular donations will be crucial in allowing us to do this.
Make a regular gift today!
* I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference
LAET will receive your name, address and email address along with the value of your donation in order to process Gift Aid claims and to ensure compliance with its Donations Policy. We treat all donations as confidential and would never share your details within anyone outside the Fundraising Team without your explicit consent.
Your gift, whatever its size, is important to us. To show how much we value your support, Friends of Tottenham will receive regular communications about your support, an invitation to our annual Donors’ Evening and a listing on our online donor recognition wall.
For a confidential conversation about supporting LAET, please email Emily Clarke, Fundraising Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.