Who are the School Trust

The Acland Burghley School Trust is a registered charity which has been set up to raise funds for extra-curricular opportunities and to improve the school grounds for all of our students. With a regular gift through a standing order or even a one-off donation, you can help us say yes to more performing arts productions, yes to inspiring guest speakers and class trips and yes to improved sports facilities.


If you think you might be able to help please email us at: abstrust@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk

Acland Burghley School Trust Accounts 2020-2021

ABST TAR 2020-2021 Signed

The current Trustees are:

Sam Parkes (Chair)

Sam has lived in the area for 20 years, and has been involved with many local initiatives aiming to make it a better place to live, work and play.

Co-founder of local bicycle repair shop ‘Lunar Cycles’, and now with his work as a cycling instructor and cycling campaigner, Sam helps to implement cycling, by training people to have the skills to cycle competently and to provide the new cycle lanes and associated infrastructure.

Sam has worked with ‘Camden Air Action’, to gather data on air pollution, resulting in the timed road closures (to motor vehicles) adjacent to Acland Burghley.

Sam also takes an interest in public spaces, street design and Architecture, especially Acland Burghley School’s buildings and grounds, where his child studies. He joined the Trust in 2019 and is fundraising for the transformation of the Assembly Hall into a high quality performance/activities space for all.

Celia Grace (Secretary/Treasurer)

Celia has lived in the local area for over 25 years. She is a qualified solicitor in both the UK and NZ, has worked as partner in a law firm, and is currently employed as Chief Operating Officer in a large barristers’ chambers in Central London. Celia has also been a school governor or trustee in the education sector for 15 years and has a track record of leading and delivering projects, delivering change, and working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders. She has managed building projects (including heritage buildings), and has always been passionate about the architecture of Acland Burghley. A firm believer in how the arts can transform the lives of young people, Celia came on board in 2017 to Chair the Trust with a specific remit to fundraise for the assembly hall.

Madeleine Holt

Madeleine Holt is a parent governor at Acland Burghley. Professionally she works in the education field as a filmmaker, social entrepreneur and campaigner. Previously culture correspondent on BBC Newsnight, Madeleine makes films about innovative schools and runs the Camden-based Meet the Parents social enterprise to encourage parents to support their local state schools.

She helped set up More than a Score, which promotes alternatives to high stakes tests in primary school. She also co-founded Rescue Our Schools, which argues for properly funded, locally accountable and creative state education. She is the 2019 winner of the Fred and Anne Jarvis Award for education campaigning, given by the National Education Union.

Madeleine helped form the Acland Burghley Better Spaces and Experiences group, which works to make the most of the school’s buildings and grounds. She was involved in pursuing the Grade 2 listing for the school and is passionate about restoring the assembly hall for the wider community.

Kat Miller

Kat is the Director of Operations of Acland Burghley School, where she has overseen two school-wide building programmes to improve the 1960s Grade II listed brutalist school site. The most recent included significant conditions work to the Assembly Hall, which is the foundation on which our plans for the next phase of work are built.

Kat is an experienced School Business Professional and a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership. She co-founded and now co-leads the Camden School Business Manager Hub, a self-starting organisation that is open to all SBMs (and colleagues in linked roles) across Camden’s 60 schools. She coaches, mentors and trains support staff colleagues in schools in and outside Camden.

Her background is in Local Authority work and she has run her own business delivering project management, change management, process re-engineering and training to charity and local government organisations.

Sebastian Camisuli

Sebastian Camisuli is a local resident and partner at architectural practice Martins Camisuli. With over 20 years’ experience he has worked for both architectural and engineering practices on predominantly medium to large scale mixed-used developments. He has a post graduate diploma in property development and a strong interest in sustainability. Sebastian has been a governor at Acland Burghley School since 2017 and is a member of the Resources Committee which has responsibility for the management and development of the school property. He became a Trustee in 2020 and brings technical expertise to the hall project as well as his interest in the architectural heritage of the building.  

Claire Melamed

Claire Melamed has lived in Tufnell Park almost all her life and has seen four children through Acland Burghley. She is a Parent Governor at the school as well as a Trustee. 

Claire has over 20 years’ experience working in the voluntary sector, including in fundraising, policy research, communications and event management. Her work has always involved bringing together different groups to achieve common goals, and she is excited to use these skills in her local community through involvement in the Assembly Hall project.

Currently, Claire runs an international organisation which helps to increase the use of data and technology to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, working closely with the UN, governments, companies and civil society groups.

Tim Longfoot

Tim Longfoot is the co-founder of one of the largest non-profit communication and fundraising agencies in the UK. Tim has extensive experience running multi-million pound campaigns for some of the largest charities in the UK, including Unicef, the NSPCC and British Red Cross. Tim also speaks at international fundraising events, focusing on the use of Mobile technology and how to engage younger audiences. Tim has also worked on a number of local appeals in north London helping schools fundraise for much needed building renovations.


Contact us 

Acland Burghley Trust
c/o Finance Manager
Acland Burghley School
Burghley Road

020 7485 8515

We are registered with the Charity Commission and our registered charity number is 1002280.

Your Privacy

Our Commitment to you

We are responsible for protecting your personal information, and we take this responsibility very seriously.

We want you to be happy with the information you give us, understand how it is used, know that we treat it with care, and know that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

We promise to only collect personal information (or ‘data’) from those who directly interact with us: supporters, donors, fundraisers, event attendees, volunteers, and those who visit our website page.

We are the ‘data controller’ in respect of your personal information, and are responsible for what happens to it, where it goes, and who sees it.

We will never sell your data to third parties for their own marketing needs.

We will collect the minimum personal information we need, limited, where relevant, to your:

  • Name
  • Age/date of birth
  • Gender
  • Contact number(s)
  • Email address(es)
  • Postal address
  • Contact preferences
  • Information for ‘market analysis’
  • Records of fundraising events you’ve attended
  • Campaigns you’ve supported
  • Record of your contact with us – whether a query, compliment, or complaint.

We will only obtain and use this information, where relevant, to:

  • Raise further awareness of the Charity and the work we do
  • Help raise further funds to advance the education of pupils at Acland Burghley School
  • Learn how best to contact you (and what about)
  • Keep a record of your support

We will keep your data for personal information for:

  • As long as you are an active donor, or fundraiser – and only for as long as necessary after your last interaction with us.
  • Up to six years in relation to Gift Aid (in compliance with HMRC regulations)
  • Up to seven years if you work for or volunteer with us
  • As long as is necessary in relation to children attending our respite breaks
  • As long as necessary if you have pledged a Legacy to us.

You can opt out of receiving communications from us at any time.

We will only be able to send communications, updates, or information to those who have stated they are happy for us to do so.

You can request to access, change, or delete your information at any time.

We will share your personal information with Acland Burghley School. We will share your personal information with other carefully selected third party partners, where relevant – and never for third party sale purposes – for:

  • Secure storage
  • Sending printed material (newsletters, updates, magazines, appeals) via a supplier
  • Securely processing Direct Debits through CAF Bank and CAF Donate.
  • Collecting any survey answers through a research agency
  • Securely processing donations from giving platforms, using our partners

The previously mentioned third parties can only act on our instructions, in line with our contracts with them, and cannot use your personal information for any reason outside of those instructions, or sell those details to any other organisations.

We will protect your personal information by:

  • Only keeping it for as long as is strictly necessary
  • Only passing it to carefully selected third parties
  • Securely destroying your personal data after the need for it has expired
  • Acting upon any requests to view, change, or delete your information, within 30 days.

If you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your personal information, or a complaint you’ve made in respect of this, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Who we are:

The Acland Burghley School Trust is a UK charity registered with the Charity Commission (Charity Number: 1002280), and registered address is Acland Burghley School, Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • Ask what information we hold about you – and be given that information
  • Ask us to correct, change, or update any information we hold about you
  • Withdraw your consent for us to use your information
  • Ask us to delete your information entirely
  • Make a complaint or ask any other question in relation to your information
  • In relation to fundraising, legacies or donations, you have the right to opt out of communications

If you wish to do this, please contact email abstrust@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk or write to us at the above address. 

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