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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, LAET has a per student short fall. We have seen how children thrive at LAET. As well as helping individual students succeed, those who support LAET are helping to make society more equal - creating opportunities for those unsupported by the current system. Would you consider making a difference to children’s lives on an ongoing basis by making a regular gift and becoming a friend of LAET?
LAET has a funding shortfall: donor support can be the difference, to ensure students have a full sixth form experience:
Students thrive with the right support
COVID-19 highlighted the inequalities in our society. We have seen the role LAET can play in overcoming disadvantages faced by students, 51% of whom were on Free School Meals at secondary school, with 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 available to them during sixth form and we want to make sure this continues when they leave. Disadvantaged students are nearly 10% more likely to drop out of university compared to their more advantaged peers. This means we need to continue to support them once they move on to higher education, to make sure they reach their academic potential at university. We also want to be able to enhance the outcomes of students in our feeder schools, ensuring they achieve the GCSE grades that could enhance their life chances and ultimately give them the chance to experience a transformative sixth form education at LAET.
Four years into our journey, we are delighted with the academic achievements of our students. We also want to be able to enhance the outcomes of students in our feeder schools, ensuring they achieve the GCSE grades that could enhance their life chances and ultimately give them the chance to experience a transformative sixth form education at LAET.
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 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 has surged by 7.7% – more than double the national average – and, like many measures of deprivation in Haringey, the east of the borough, where Tottenham is situated, has been disproportionately impacted.
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 email@example.com.