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Support the Foundation

The core aim of the Foundation is to raise funds in order to support students who would not normally be able to afford an RGS education. All bursary funds are means tested, so donors can be assured that those in receipt of them are experiencing financial hardship. An annual gift of £15,000 can allow one student to receive 100% fee relief and can provide funds to help with the cost of uniform and equipment.

The Foundation has a general Bursary Fund, and donors can also make donations to specific named funds – the AR Wheeler Bursary Fund and the Alice Ottley Bursary Fund.

Donations of any size will make a difference, and unless specified, all donations will go to the general Bursary Fund. By adding Gift Aid you can increase your donation by 25% at no cost to you.

Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.

Ways to donate

A R Wheeler Bursary Fund

The AR Wheeler Bursary Fund is named for Anthony Wheeler, a teacher at RGS from 1950 until his retirement in 1987. During this time he became Housemaster and later Second Master (Deputy Head), and upon his death in 2012 he bestowed a significant endowment on the school in order to help provide financial support for students in need.

Over 70 pupils are supported each year from the Foundation's bursary funds, including several who receive 100% fee relief. Donations to the AR Wheeler Fund help the Foundation to provide the School with more funded places, ensuring an RGS education is attainable for all.

Please contact the Foundation Office if you would like to fully fund a pupil's place for the duration of their time at the School.

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The Alice Ottley Bursary Fund

The Alice Ottley Bursary Fund is named for Alice Ottley, the first Headmistress of the school which later bore her name, and which merged with RGS in 2007. Alice Ottley was a pioneer of her day and believed in providing a first class education to girls and did not want financial hardship to be a barrier to that education. In 1908, on the Silver Jubilee of the school’s founding, Miss Ottley launched the bursary fund which today bears her name.

Since the merger of the Alice Ottley School and RGS in 2007, over £4.5million has been used to fund places for students at the School.

Please contact the Foundation Office if you would like to fully fund a pupil's place for the duration of their time at the School.

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Sponsor a Theatre Seat

The Godfrey Brown Theatre was substantially refurbished during the development of the RGS Performing Arts Centre in 2018-19. Alumni and parents were invited to sponsor a seat to raise funds towards the project costs. Each sponsored seat has a plaque installed with the donor's wording. Following the completion of the PAC development donations received through the sponsorship of seats is used to support bursaries at the School.

The cost of sponsoring a seat is £360. The Foundation has raised over £25,000 for the School through this ongoing initiative.

Further details can be provided by the Foundation Office.

Please note sponsoring a seat does not confer ownership or a preferential right to performance tickets for that seat.

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