Support Us

Support Us

LAE is proud to offer an education within the state sector, which is reliant on philanthropy, to provide a first-class sixth-form education for young people living in one of the most disadvantaged parts of the UK. We need your help.

Eliminating educational disadvantage and ensuring that all talented young people, irrespective of background, can access the very best higher education institutions is hugely important to this country, from both a social and an economic point of view. 

The education and opportunities that we are able to provide to our students are life-changing. Our results are evidence that, with the right resources and support, we can ensure that background need not be a barrier to educational success.

This ‘premium’ education comes at a cost and the funding we receive from the government falls short of the resources needed.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • All students enrol on a learning programme of four linear A levels, rather than a three-subject timetable typical in other state schools.
  • Extended school days allow students to participate in a rich and varied co-curricular programme alongside their academic lessons.
  • A wide range of sports, societies and clubs are on offer, from Japanese lessons to Zumba.
  • Each student completes an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which enables them to develop research, referencing and critical analysis skills.
  • Time is set aside for 1:1 mentoring and for sessions focused on wellbeing.

The support we receive from charitable trusts, corporate partners and individual donors is therefore invaluable.

There are a number of ways that you can support LAE. If you would like further information about supporting LAE, please contact us:


T. 02033011480

Thank you in advance for your support, which is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Alex Crossman


Make a Donation

Thank you for expressing an interest in making a donation to LAE.

However you wish to support us and at whatever level, your generosity is both essential and truly appreciated. Donations can be made either as a one-off gift or as a number of instalments as a Direct Debit.

Please click here to donate securely online.

Alternatively, if you would rather donate by cheque, BACS or Direct Debit, please email for a donor form.

Friends of LAE

The education and experience provided at LAE has enabled hundreds of students to progress successfully to some of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

Despite receiving some statutory funding from the government, there is a funding gap of £3,000 (£1,500 per year) per student for their two-year course of study. Friends of lae graphic

For a donation of £3,000 (or £2,400 + Gift Aid), you can sponsor a student and become a Friend of LAE. From as little as £100 a month over two years, you can transform a young person’s life.

As a Friend of LAE, you will be joining a special and supportive community and will be invited to a number of interesting lectures at the school. Each term, you will receive an update on your student’s progress from both inside and outside the classroom, as well as news about their results and university offers, so you can see the huge impact that you are making.

You can sign up by either visiting this page or emailing

Corporates and Trusts

The generosity of several trusts and companies, HSBC in particular, has been transformative in changing the lives of hundreds of young people at London Academy of Excellence We are now seeking new partners to enable us to continue our important work.

If you would like to hear more about how your organisation can support and partner with LAE, please email

Major Gifts

Major gifts have an enormous impact on our work, and on the lives of our students.

If you are interested in discussing a major gift, please contact us via

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