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 sponsorship of Messing Primary School.
- 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.
Education and Facilities
The School makes available significant means-tested bursaries, to help students entering the School and current students whose parents would not otherwise be able to afford a New Hall education. Bursaries are advertised and publicised widely.
Scholarships are available for entry to Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form. For Year 7 entry, the following scholarships may be awarded: Academic, All Rounder, Catholic Diocesan, Music, Sport, and Modern Languages Award (Middle School). For Year 9: Academic, All Rounder, Music, Sport, Modern Languages Award (Upper School), and Open Diocesan. For Sixth Form: Academic, GCSE Achievement, All Rounder, Modern Languages, Classical Languages, STEM, Open Diocesan, Sports, Music and Outstanding Performer Awards scholarships available in addition to the Special Talent Co-Curriculum Award (Sixth Form).
The School shares the beautiful heritage campus and first class facilities with educational and religious groups in the wider community as part of our commitment to public benefit. These facilities are often provided either without charge or at minimal cost.
If you are a local school or religious group interested in working in partnership with New Hall School, or using the facilities on an occasional basis, please contact us on 01245 467 588 or [email protected].
Many of the New Hall facilities are made available for use by the public. A number of local, regional and national groups have made use of School facilities in the past and many continue to do so:
Local and national groups that have used the School’s facilities free of charge:
- The New Hall Voluntary Service uses a range of School facilities for charity work for those in need
- Children from local maintained schools are invited to attend the New Hall Educational Day programme which takes place throughout the year, taking part in activities across the site
- A range of paid sport and activity camps are hosted both by the School and external companies, in the School’s grounds during the School holidays, which are open to children from any school
- New Hall School donated theatre use, refreshments and use of a theatre technician for the ‘Let the Light Shine On’ fundraising dance show for The Charlotte Leatherbarrow Foundation
- A local primary school uses the School’s theatre and facilities to host its annual end of year performance
- A local preparatory school held their end of year swimming gala at our Waltham Centre Swimming Pool
- CESSSA and MESSSA netball rallies are held at New Hall, in conjunction with local maintained senior schools
- The Essex County School of Rugby held a youth training camp at New Hall
- The Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre have regular access to the Chapel and facilities as and when needed, including the annual Mass for the Dead, Easter celebrations, funerals and Masses
Local and national groups that have used the School’s facilities with significant subsidy:
- Chelmsford Hockey Club regularly train at New Hall
- The Essex Yeomanry Band rehearses at New Hall Preparatory Divisions on a weekly basis
- Local choir, the Waltham Singers, has regularly used New Hall as a venue for various workshops and fundraising events
- The Chelmsford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society used the drama studios for auditions
- The New Hall Saturday swim school is open to local children and has been running for over ten years
- East England Netball hold training and run camps at New Hall
- The British Triathlon Federation (BTF) hold courses to gain level 1 & 2 coaches certificate