Alan’s Story – Whitgift School

Alan was a recipient of a bursary when he enrolled at Whitgift School in 1953 and graduated six years later after a successful time at the school academically and in sport. ‘I think what sets Whitgift apart from other schools are the excellent facilities both academic and sporting. The assisted place gave me the opportunity that would never have come my way otherwise’.

Our outstanding schools have always offered financial assistance to students who wouldn’t necessarily have been avoid pay the fees. ‘I think it is absolutely fundamental that John Whitgift Foundation bursary is there for the boys whose parents would be unable to pay the fees. It gives them a great start in life.’

Whitgift School offers bursaries for applicants up to 110% of the fee amount to cover the cost of tuition fees and support additional costs such as school uniform, lunches and trips. Bursary amounts are means-tested and dependent on a family’s individual financial circumstances and highest performance on the entrance exams. Whitgift School receives financial support from John Whitgift Foundation each year to support one in ten of the 1,500 students. The bursaries benefit the entire school community by enhancing academic and wider curricular standards and continue to make Whitgift School a more socially cohesive community. This further reinforces the aspirational and inclusive nature of the foundation and Whitgift School.

John Whitgift Foundation grant over £5 million a year in bursaries across our three schools to grant life changing opportunities for young people in the Croydon area and grant them an outstanding education. For more information on bursaries, scholarships and fee assistance visit our Bursary FAQ page or visit the Whitgift School website.

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