Bursary Fund

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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 called a ‘life-changing award’, which is remission covering between 76% and 100% of school fees. Donations to the Bursary Fund are simply vital and allow such a level of bursarial provision to be made available. 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 a significant and 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’.


“I can’t begin to express the multitude of opportunities that a Gresham’s bursary has provided. I’ve been able to experience a diverse range of social, cultural and sporting activities that have allowed me to mature and excel during my time at the school.”


“As a result of being at Gresham’s, I was educated in an environment in which I was able to thrive and achieve to the maximum of my abilities. In addition to strong academic results, I excelled in sports not previously available to me and mixed socially with a diverse range of pupils and their families that equipped me for adulthood. Due to being so positively impacted and having had a successful career that enables me to, I now feel it is only right that I give back to Gresham’s and help in whatever way I can in the education of future generations.”

Deborah Wilson, née Fenn – E/B ‘99