Charitable and Legal Information

The Office for Students (OfS) is the principal regulator of higher education institutions (HEIs) as charities. This page complies with the requirement for registered HEIs, as exempt charities, to publish information about their charitable status.

Legal Name and Correspondence Address

Roehampton University*
Grove House
Roehampton Lane
SW15 5PJ

*The University commenced use of the trading name the University of Roehampton in 2011 but its legal name remains Roehampton University.

Charitable and Legal Status

Under The Exempt Charities Order 2004 (No.1995), Roehampton University (hereafter the "University”) was declared an exempt charity for the purposes of the Charities Act 1993, with effect from 31 July 2004.

The University was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee on 23 June 2004. It is registered in England under company number 5161359 and its registered office is Grove House, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ.

Constitutional Documents

The University's constitutional documents, the Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association, were approved by the Privy Council when the University was incorporated in 2004. Following a governance review, the University revised its Articles of Association, incorporating provisions from the Memorandum of Association, which were approved by the Privy Council and adopted by the University on 2 May 2013 and revised on 12 October 2015.

Revisions to the Articles of Association were approved by the Privy Council and adopted by the University on 26 November 2018. Further revisions to the Articles of Association were adopted by the University by special resolution on 6 May 2021 and they were further amended on 24 March 2022.


The University is governed by a Board of Directors (Council) whose members are appointed or elected in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association. Members of Council are the University's Trustees as well as its Company Directors.

The current composition and membership of Council can be viewed on the Governance webpage.

Other trusteeships held by the University's Council Members are also disclosed.

Financial Statements

The University's audited and consolidated Financial Statements for the current and previous years are available on the Finance webpages.

Modern Slavery Act 2015


Queries about the above information should be addressed to the University Secretary.

Updated: March 2022