Since 2007 the School has allocated more than £4.5m from its operating budget to fund means-tested bursary places at the School. This has enabled hundreds of children to receive the benefits and opportunities of an RGS education when their family finances would otherwise have precluded them. The RGS Board of Governors has set a strategic objective to increase the number of pupils who are able to attend the School because of bursary support with their fees and the Foundation is helping to make this possible by funding additional means-tested places through donations received from alumni, parents, staff and friends of the School.
Since 2015 some 20 pupils have received bursary support from donations over and above what the School was able to fund. Supporters can choose to donate to either of the two named endowment funds (see below) making recurring gifts or single donations. Donors may also choose to sponsor a pupil by paying some or all of their school fees. The Foundation Office can explain the options for sponsorship.
Making a bursary gift as a legacy bequest is another way to support the School through the Foundation.