Supporting the School

There are many ways the Foundation supports the School. Here are just a few examples of recent projects and awards.

The Gresham’s Foundation welcomes the support of OGs, parents, grandparents and staff. Whatever your reason for giving, whether it is an acknowledgement of gratitude for your own time spent at the School, or because your child or grandchild is experiencing an enjoyable and stimulating education at Gresham’s, you can be assured that your donation will be spent wisely.

You may choose to donate to any area of the School’s work, though it is helpful to the Headmaster and Trustees if support is targeted towards Gresham’s priorities in the coming years.

We are enormously grateful for the support we receive from all our donors who have pledged to give on a regular basis. It does not matter how small or large the gift, it is the regularity over a period of time that is so important as it enables us to forecast our income and plan accordingly. For example, if 50 individuals give £20 a month over five years it raises £60,000 for the School. Further, if 50 individuals give £50 a month over five years the total value to Gresham’s is £150,000. And gift aid further enhances the donation’s value to the School.

For a child on a 100% bursary at the Senior School:

  • £250 Would pay for a theatre or art trip
  • £450 Would pay for a Duke of Edinburgh expedition
  • £500 Would pay for a language exchange tour
  • £750 Would pay for a choir tour
  • £860 Would pay for a year of music lessons on one instrument
  • £1,000 Would provide matched funds so they could play with their sports team on tour
  • £7,250 (d) / £9,500 (b) Would cover a full term’s school fees
  • £21,750 (d) / ££28,350 (b) Would pay for their fees for an entire year
  • £43,450 (d) / £56,650 (b) Would cover tuition costs for their Sixth Form education
  • £140,150 (d) / £143, 650 (b) Would pay for their entire education at the Senior School

(d) denotes day pupil, (b) denotes boarder

The amounts are indicative only and you are by no means restricted by the amounts listed above.

If you have any questions as to how you can support Gresham’s, or how your donation might be spent, please contact the Development Office on 01263 714632 or visit our Supporting the School webpage to find out how to make a donation or to donate regularly by direct debit.

All Steinway

The Foundation is supporting the All Steinway School project at Gresham’s. The School has leased 21 pianos from the world’s leading piano maker over a 10 year contract and the Foundation has agreed to pay for the first year’s lease, totalling £37,000.

The arrival of the pianos was celebrated on 27th November in a ceremony which included a blessing by Father Bryan and an inaugural concert by Mark Jones, Lawrence Tao and many Gresham’s pupils who played the array of new Steinways. The Foundation is especially delighted to be supporting the exceptional music departments at the Senior and Prep Schools.

In February, to celebrate the handing over of the Steinway plaques to the Heads of all three Schools there was a concert in the Auden with astonishing performances from pupils of all ages. The sound emanating from the Steinway concert grand was very special and must be truly inspiring for teachers and their pupils.