At DCGS we are proud of our students and their achievements and know that in order to help them to fulfil their potential that they need and deserve the very best facilities for teaching and learning. Over the last two decades we have transformed our facilities for Sixth Form Study, the Arts and Sport and it is now the right time to address the shortcomings of our Chemistry facilities to benefit future generations of DCGS students. The value of science and research is something which has been highlighted to us in recent months and we need to ensure that future scientists have the very best start to their scientific careers with excellent facilities in the classroom.

With only three Chemistry laboratories for a school of 1300 students, we are unable to teach all science lessons in specialist facilities. It is our vision to ensure that all science teaching takes place in the best possible spaces to inspire our students and encourage them to follow their dreams. Our plans see the construction of two new Chemistry labs, together with the refurbishment and remodelling of the existing three laboratories, staff work areas and preparation rooms, resulting in a Suite of Chemistry facilities which are able to nurture and develop the scientists of the future.

View of the new Science Facilities from the Hall Steps

We urgently need your support to bring these exciting plans into reality and ensure that students have new, state-of-the art facilities as soon as possible. If you would like to make a one-off gift via debit or credit card, please do so using the link above.

If you are able to make a gift over time by Standing Order, please do get in touch. Regular gifts by Standing Order are invaluable as it enables us to plan for the future and you can support us over a period of time in a way which is manageable to you. To support us with a Regular Gift, please complete our Donation Form and Gifts Aid Declaration and return it to us.

Standing Order Donation Form

In both cases as donations are made to Dr Challoner's School Educational Trust (registered charity number 279550), please do remember that if you are a UK Tax player and tick the Gift Aid Declaration, we are able to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated from HMRC.

Any gift, large or small, is hugely appreciated. If you would like any more information on donating to the school, please contact Clare Atkinson (Development Director) at or 01494 787570.