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Support The Foundation

The Foundation charity raises funds to support pupils at RGS Worcester Donations to the Hardship Fund will be used exclusively to support the fees of current RGS pupils whose families are experiencing serious and unforeseen financial hardship due to the restrictions imposed to control the Coronavirus outbreak.

Ways to donate

THE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS HAVE MADE THE NEED TO PROVIDE HARDSHIP GRANTS
OUR CURRENT TOP PRIORITY


Hardship grants can enable pupils to remain at the School while family finances are restored.

A R Wheeler Bursary Fund

Anthony Reay Wheeler joined RGS Worcester in 1950 and served the School for his entire career until retiring in 1987. Starting as a Geography teacher and living in Whiteladies House, he rose to become Housemaster and Second Master (Deputy Head). ARW maintained contact with many of those whose lives he guided and influenced long after they left the School until his death in 2012.

Tony Wheeler was passionate about the School and unwavering in the importance he placed on as many pupils as possible receiving an RGS education. Therefore, in 2013 the Governors decided to use his substantial legacy gift to create the bursary fund named in his honour with the ambition of extending access to the School.

The Fund sits within the Foundation and the Trustees use the annual income generated from the capital base to provide additional bursary support to the School meaning that more children can receive assistance with their fees. All awards from the ARW Bursary Fund are means-tested to ensure recipients have genuine need.

Gifts of any scale can be pooled together in this fund to grow the capital thereby generating increased annual income for bursaries.

Alice Ottley Bursary Fund

Miss Alice Ottley founded the Worcester High School for Girls in 1883 and as a true pioneer in the field of girls' education. Her legacy was to give Worcester a school that provided an educational setting for local girls and those from further afield who boarded in which they could excel academically and in other pursuits. Miss Ottley believed that financial constraints should not be a barrier to girls receiving a first class education so she launched a bursary fund herself at her School's Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1908.

The Governors are extremely proud of Miss Ottley's role in the history of the School and have created a bursary fund in her name that honours her vision and passion.

The Fund sits within the Foundation and the Trustees use the annual income generated from the capital base to provide additional bursary support to the School meaning that more children can receive assistance with their fees. All awards from The Alice Ottley Bursary Fund are means-tested to ensure recipients have genuine need.

Gifts of any scale can be pooled together in this fund to grow the capital thereby generating increased annual income for bursaries.

Sponsor a Theatre Seat

As part of the redevelopment of the Performing Arts Centre, the Godfrey Brown Theatre was substantially refurbished. Alumni and parents were invited to sponsor a seat to raise funds towards the project costs. Since March 2019 seat sponsorship has been used to support bursaries at the School through either the A R Wheeler Bursary Fund or the Alice Ottley Bursary Fund.

Each sponsored seat will have a plaque installed with the wording agreed by the donor. The cost is £360 payable in lump sum or spread over 12 monthly payments. The Foundation has raised over £25,000 to date for the School through this initiative.

Full 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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