Bursary Appeal 2022

Bursary Appeal 2022

Transforming lives At Dulwich College, we are committed

to providing educational opportunities

for talented pupils from a wide range of backgrounds, irrespective of their financial circumstances. Through this we help to act as a positive force within our community. The generous support of benefactors is critical to our social mission, and thanks to those of you who have already supported us, we can provide financial aid through means-tested bursaries and scholarships to 38.6% of our senior school pupils. We want to do more, and philanthropic support is a key force of our ambition to help even more pupils in the future. Gifts of every amount make a tremendous difference to generations of Alleynians. I would be deeply grateful if you would consider helping us to increase bursary support to talented pupils by making a donation to the Bursary Appeal 2022. Your gift will help boys to reach their potential. Dr Joe Spence The Master

“I was the youngest of four children growing up in Camberwell. My father died when I was six, and my mother did an incredible job bringing us up. I benefited from the Assisted Places Scheme, the precursor to today’s bursary programme. Without financial support, I wouldn’t have been able to go to Dulwich. Going to Dulwich has been of lifelong benefit to me.” Richard Evans OA (1987-95) received significant financial support to attend Dulwich. After Dulwich, Richard moved to the United States where he specialises in aviation law as a partner in an international law firm. Richard stays connected to the College as our Old Alleynian representative in Los Angeles.

Increasing support to talented Alleynians Each year all of Dulwich College’s funds are committed to delivering its principal aims, and bursaries are a key part of this mission. Bursaries are funded through a combination of the generosity of benefactors to the College’s Bursary Appeal Fund and our own financial resources, including distributions from the Dulwich Estate and income generated through our educational partnership with Dulwich College International. Thanks to generous gifts from our community, our endowed Bursary Appeal Fund has grown consistently since its inception in 1990, meaning that we have been able to support increasing numbers of boys each year. The majority of these bursaries are transformational awards of more than 75% of fees, given to talented pupils who simply could not otherwise come to Dulwich.

Spending on bursaries has more than doubled since 2013. Currently, 38.6% of boys in the senior school are in receipt of some form of financial support through means- tested bursaries and scholarships. The majority of bursary recipients hold awards of more than 75%.

“When Dulwich College offered me a bursary, it meant the world to me.” After Dulwich, Ennan Mwendwa OA (2000-11) read Medicine at the University of Bristol and was just starting his medical rotations when the pandemic began. Ennan has now completed rotations in Oncology, Geriatrics, Cardiology and Intensive Care. He hopes to become a Consultant Geriatrician in the future. It is thanks to philanthropic support for bursaries that Ennan could attend the College and go on to make a tremendous difference to his community as a doctor.


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Please give today Gifts of every amount make a tremendous difference to our ability to award financial support to pupils, to enable them to participate fully in every aspect of a Dulwich education.

“I am proud to give a monthly gift to Dulwich. My father and grandfather studied at the College, and our boys have studied here, too. A great education has such potential to enrich people’s lives so we wholeheartedly believe in the College’s mission and want to do our part to help others to access a Dulwich education.”

To fund a full bursary for one academic year it would take just:

40 People giving £50 a month each

“Dulwich gave me a firm foundation on which to live a happy and fulfilled life. I owe the College pretty much everything.”

Former Dulwich parent and monthly supporter


45 People making a donation of £500 each

Simon Dyson OA (1959-67) came to Dulwich as a boy from Reedham School, an establishment for homeless children. After passing the 11+, Simon studied at the College at the time of the Dulwich Experiment wherein 90% of pupils, including Simon, held full-fee awards from local authorities. These grants enabled Dulwich to become one of the foremost independent schools in the country. Simon excelled at the College, particularly at cricket and rugby. After Dulwich, Simon spent 37 years at IBM. Since retirement, Simon has spent most of his time volunteering, including his recent presidency of the Alleyn Club and as Chairman of the Surrey Cricket Foundation.


22 People making a

donation of £1,000 each

“I wouldn’t have been able to study at Dulwich without a bursary. Today I still feel privileged to have studied at the College. I was given an opportunity that I feel I’ve made the most of.” CJ Obi OA (1999-2006) studied urban planning, design and management at UCL and later founded the Urbanist Platform to inspire young people from underrepresented backgrounds to work in the built environment. Today, CJ is working with the Mayor and Greater London Authority to attract young people to urban planning.

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