Trinity has a well-earned reputation for academic and co-curricular excellence. We are committed to providing a first-class, all-round education to those of high intellectual promise and wider potential, regardless of background. To do this we need your help.

The Trinity Bursary Fund – Changing Lives

Since the School’s founding in  1858  thousands of students have followed John Whitgift’s original ‘poor scholars’ in receiving an education and training for life of the highest quality. At a time when the value of such an education is more prized than ever, and yet is open to fewer pupils than we would all wish, widening access to pupils from all backgrounds is of central importance. We subscribe strongly to our Founder’s vision of sharing the gifts that were given to him in support of others such that they, in turn, are enabled to make the most of their potential, both for their own benefit and for that of society as a whole in the century to come.

Until 1997, with the abolition of the government’s Assisted Places Scheme, many of our students received state and local authority bursaries and scholarships under schemes designed to enable children from diverse backgrounds to take up a places at independent schools such as Trinity. Since then, Trinity has continued to offer bursaries to students from lower income families through the generosity of the Whitgift Foundation and its supporters among our friends, former pupils and parents. Some 16% of our students currently receive financial assistance in the form of means-tested bursaries. However, we’re still unable to offer assistance to many children whose circumstances would qualify them for support. We urge you to consider supporting the School by making a gift to the Trinity Bursary Fund and give these boys and girls the chance of a life-changing education at Trinity.  The School is very aware of the financial impact which the payment of school fees can have on the parents of current pupils. Therefore, no school fee income is used to fund our bursary programme.

To find out more about how to change a young person’s life please read on. If you have questions about giving to Trinity please contact David Young, Director of Development, on 020 8662 5162.

Each year our supporters are invited to make a regular gift to the Trinity Bursary Fund. Gifts can be made by groups of supporters or by individuals.

The benefit to Trinity of regular gifts is that it allows us to plan for the future with confidence, which is vital for bursary provision. All donations, no matter how modest, added together can make a real difference to the school and its pupils – whether it is £10 a month or £100 a year.

A legacy gift is one of the simplest and greatest gifts you can make to Trinity. It creates a permanent testimony to your affection for the school and allows you to provide support in a way in which you may not be able to during your lifetime.

We are hugely indebted to those who have recognised the importance of providing for the long term financial support of Trinity in this way and all those who advise us of their intention to make a legacy gift to the school are recognised as members of the William Ingrams Society.

If you would like to know more about leaving a legacy, please contact our Director of Development David Young.

A major gift is a donation of £10,000 or higher. Gifts can be made by an individual, companies, foundations or affinity groups and can come in many forms with payments spread out over several years.

Our major gift programme provides you with the opportunity to contribute directly to the Trinity Bursary Fund or an area or project with which you have a particular connection.

If you would like to know more about joining our major gift programme, please contact our Director of Development David Young.