The School is committed to widening access, ensuring young people of any background or ability to pay fees can have the opportunity to study and thrive at Gresham’s. The extent to which it can achieve its objective is dependent upon increasing philanthropic support for The Gresham’s Foundation Bursary Fund.
Every year, approximately 100 pupils in the Senior School receive some form of bursary support. Of those in receipt of bursaries, typically a third receive what is call a ‘life-changing award’, which is remission covering between 76% and 100% of school fees. Donations to the Bursary Fund is simply vital and allows such a level of bursarial provision to be made available to so many families. Of the provision that the School is able to set aside each year, close to a third derives from donations to the Bursary Fund.
The Fishmongers’ Company’s remarkable support plays a crucial role in helping us to provide bursarial support each year, but additional philanthropic support is essential in order to build up a substantial bursary fund and enable more bursaries to be awarded. It is the School’s hope that more Old Greshamians and Friends of the School will generously donate to the Bursary Fund, thereby greatly helping to ensure significant and an increasing level of bursarial support is made available to families who require assistance.
If you would like to support bursaries at Gresham’s, please follow this link. Further information on the Foundation’s Bursary Fund can also be found here and within the Gresham’s Foundation and Supporters’ Report.
Please note that Direct Debit donations through CAF will appear on your bank statement as ‘CHARITY DONATION’.