Now the senior school has been largely rebuilt or refurbished, we are able to focus upon that ambition and the viability of its delivery. Bursaries provide young people with the opportunity of the life-changing experience which a funded place at St Paul’s can provide.
Unlike some independent schools, St Paul’s does not have a significant endowment for bursaries, so we are not able to rely on the steady stream of annual income that this would provide. The scope and impact of our bursary programme is therefore directly dependent on how much philanthropic support we can secure. The sooner we can gather more revenue funding for bursaries and build an endowment, the more young people we can support.
In May 2018, the Governing Body determined to launch a new campaign to raise funds for bursaries. May 2019 will see the public launch of this campaign.