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Donors can now give towards the seven senior school boarding houses at Gresham’s.

Supporting the Houses will mean that Housemasters and Housemistresses have the opportunity to do more and provide their pupils with the very best house experience. By making a single or recurring gift, you will be enhancing the house community and supporting the welfare of the pupils and their attachments to and involvement within their house. You could be helping to fund a new table tennis table within the common room, for example, or it might enable the building of a new outdoor area for the pupils to enjoy and relax in.

The Senior School Houses are hoping to raise £10,000 each over the remainder of the academic year, which will go a particularly long way to helping them achieve their goals. All have ambitious projects that they are seeking funding for, whilst some also have desirable equipment and items for the common room or other areas of the House. The major projects across all Houses, more often than not, involve the updating and transformation of outdoor spaces, all of which will have a significant impact and greatly add to the pupils’ time within their houses.

The School and Houses will not be able to realise their hopes and aims without the generosity of the Gresham’s community – thank you in advance for considering offering your support, and we look forward to keeping the community informed of the progress of each House’s fundraising efforts!

Please click on the relevant house below to donate online and see what you will help fund.

EDINBURGH

The Edinburgh girls are looking to revamp their outdoor area and garden space, making it as inviting and pleasant a space for the girls to relax in as possible. The House is looking to raise funds in order to:

  • Install a new outdoor seating area in the garden, consisting of a bench/sofa-style seating and a permanent gazebo.
  • Add lighting in the courtyard area next to the Common Room.
  • And plant wild flowers with fruit trees in the garden.

Additional funds raised will help to purchase games and paintings for the Common Room.

Please follow this link to give online or download and use the Annual Fund donation form. Overseas donors, please contact the Development Office to inquire about tax efficient giving from your region – thank you.

FARFIELD

Farfield has an ambitious plan to turn the area outside the common room on the south side of the building into a multi-purpose space. This would involve installing tasteful doors on the south wall of the common room, creating an outside seating area – which can double as an area for mini concerts and recitals – and add lighting so it can be used at night.  

It will add a new dimension to the House and create an ideal outside space for the boys and their parents to use.

Please follow this link to give online or download and use the Annual Fund donation form. Overseas donors, please contact the Development Office to inquire about tax efficient giving from your region – thank you.

HOWSON’S

The House is keen to renovate and create an area that provides Howson’s boys with an outdoor space that is theirs.

The plan is to turn the long garden space between the day rooms and the drive to the private side into a quiet, outdoor study space and veg garden. It would be an amazing space for the boys to work in and parents to use in the warmer days. The boys could grow vegetables and relax there when the House has BBQs or socials.

If you would like to support the House’s fundraising efforts, please visit the online giving page here or download and use the Annual Fund donation form. Overseas donors, please contact the Development Office to inquire about tax efficient giving from your region – thank you.

OAKELEY

The House would like to extend the current patio area and create more outside space for the girls to enjoy. The plan would be to extend the current patio towards the flower bed. This would create space for a pergola, new garden furniture and a fire pit – a significant development that will get a great deal of use by the girls. 

Additional funds raised will help to purchase items for within the House, specifically in the common room area.

Please follow this link to give online or download and use the Annual Fund donation form. Overseas donors, please contact the Development Office to inquire about tax efficient giving from your region – thank you.

QUEENS’

The House has very recently benefited from particularly generous support from two parents, which has enabled the transformation of the area outside the common room. A patio has been laid and a pergola and furniture installed, whilst numerous other items have also been purchased and other work has been completed inside the House thanks to the donors’ support.

In addition to this, the House and Queens’ girls would greatly benefit from a wellbeing and yoga studio that is for their use only – it would involve renovating the annex in the car park to create this new space. It would be an amazing, further update to the House. All funds raised will help with the renovation and purchasing of equipment for use in the room.

Please follow this link to give online or download and use the Annual Fund donation form. Overseas donors, please contact the Development Office to inquire about tax efficient giving from your region – thank you.

TALLIS

The Tallis Courtyard is in need of an overhaul. New paving, lighting, a seated area and a general re-imagining is required in order to make the area more attractive and appealing.

The courtyard is, of course, a very well used part of the House and an ideal space for the boys to enjoy. It is a rather unique space to have and the Housemaster wishes to get the most out of it. A great deal could be done to update it and make it more welcoming.

If you would like to help kick-start the House’s efforts to transform the courtyard, please visit the online giving page here or download and use the Annual Fund donation form. Overseas donors, please contact the Development Office to inquire about tax efficient giving from your region – thank you.

WOODLANDS

The House would like to create a covered outdoor seating area opposite the front entrance and where the picnic benches currently sit. This will be a lovely social space to use in the summer for pizza nights and year group BBQs. It would be similar to that of the bunkhouse in the woods but on a smaller scale and be used for house entertaining and social events.

Additional funds raised will help to purchase items for within the House, such as an electric piano for the common room, or it could help fund the restoration of the House grandfather clock that was donated by a Woody OG seventy years ago.

Please follow this link to give online or download and use the Annual Fund donation form. Overseas donors, please contact the Development Office to inquire about tax efficient giving from your region – thank you.

For further information or to discuss any of the projects, please contact Ed Margetson, Director of Development, on 01263 714529 or email [email protected]

annual fund donation form