A GEORGIAN FUTURE Supporting students through bursaries
YOUR HELP 1
WHY WE NEED
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
As a Georgian, you know that St George’s offers something unique and special. Our children benefit enormously from the wonderful
breadth and diversity of the Georgian Family.
As part of our journey to a needs-blind institution, we aim is to increase the number of bursaries we can offer.
We need your help to create a Georgian Future where admission to St George’s is based on a child’s ability to thrive here, and not on financial means. Our aim is to increase the number of bursaries we are able to offer – but we need your help. Our goal is to provide 20 new bursary places by raising funds and pledges totalling £3.6m by 2025
YOUR HELP 1
WHY WE NEED
A Georgian Future
In 2019, the 150th year since its founding, St George’s launched its first ever Bursary Appeal to raise funds to enable more students to access a Georgian education. The appeal, ‘A Georgian Future,’ is ongoing and aims to fund 20 additional places by 2025. From September 2022, SGW will be supporting 63 bursaries, 52 of which will be Transformational Bursaries (100% funded + extras). The full cost of a place is £22,680 per year from September 2022, or £160,000 to fund one student through the College). Four Transformational Bursaries have been funded by donations and pledge commitments made in the first part of the appeal. This will take our overall bursary spending to over £1m per annum, something of which we can all rightly be proud, as very tangible evidence of St George’s, as a charity, acting for the Public Benefit. In the medium and long-term, it is the school’s aim to start an endowment fund which, over time, will grow to a level where places can be funded in perpetuity. We very much hope that the newly launched ‘Tradition and Transformation’ Legacy Appeal will help to play a key role in building this fund, alongside school investments. However, demand for bursaries at St George’s continues to grow, and to meet our immediate target of 20 new places, St George’s Weybridge must receive funds or pledges totalling £3.6m.
As of September 2022, SGW will be supporting 63 bursaries in total,
52 of which will be fully funded Transformational Places (100%)
Yes, there is and this is expected to continually grow over the next decade. For instance, over the past four years (making an exception for Covid) there has been a considerable increase in the number of applications received by the School for bursary places. With the number of eligible applications exceeding the funding available, it is important, now more than ever, that we are able to fund additional places. This is only possible to achieve through the support and generosity of members who are part of the Georgian Family, namely staff, parents and alumni. These bursaries are carefully awarded; all applications are verified and assessed by our independent and experienced schools means- testing consultants (BAL Assessment) who work alongside our Finance Team to ensure that funds are awarded to genuine and deserving families. Students all have to pass their 11+ Entrance Exam for entry into the College. IS THERE THE DEMAND FOR BURSARIES?
THE DEMAND FOR BURSARIES 2
No. of Applications
*Exception made for the impact caused by the Covid-21 pandemic
MAP OF STUDENTS
MAP OF STUDENTS 3
St George’s retains strong links with local primary schools and their heads including Holy Family Primary School and New Haw Community School, both located in Addlestone. The majority of our applicants and current recipients reside in the local community, namely Weybridge and Addlestone.
8 = 8 students in this area
I believe St George’s is more than a school – it’s a family, made up of current students, parents, staff and Old Georgians. And just like every family, at our very heart is the way we treat each other, and how we welcome new members. CELEBRATING THE TRUE HEART OF ST GEORGE’S By helping us reach our aim, you’ll ensure that being a Georgian is about more than financial circumstances – it’s about compassion, about a thirst for knowledge in many forms, about a set of values that are at the very heart of St George’s. These values have made the school what it is today – and I believe they must continue to drive our future.
RACHEL’S VISION FOR A GEORGIAN FUTURE 4
Mrs Rachel Owens
Hear from Isobel , a current bursary recipient
My time at St George’s has had the most positive impact on my life than just about anything else. I can say with total sincerity that St George’s is responsible for the shape of my life as it is today. From the encouragement I received from the teachers to study abroad to the wonderful gro up of friends I made, there is not a day that goes by where I don’t see and appreciate the effect St. George’s has had on my life.
Listen to current students and Old Georgians talk about their Georgian experiences
Cillian (OG ’16)
I am so glad for the opportunity I was given at St George’s which was only made possible through the Bursary Fund. I have always been supported to do my best and will forever be thankful for the opportunity given to me by St George’s.
I donated to the Bursary Fund because we feel so fortunate to have found St Georges for our children and want other families to have the opportunity to be part of the St George’s Family. I feel a positive and caring education is the best possible start for a child to view the future as an exciting opportunity to make a positive mark in, and any contribution to helping more children benefit from this at St Georges is so worthwhile
Cydney (OG ’21)
Sarah Cole, Donor
WHAT WE NEED
We invite Georgians to help transform the future of a local child by helping to fund a place for them at St George’s College. Your support will give a student the opportunity to become a Georgian. You will help them become part of our Georgian Family, give the chance to develop their talents so that they can become the best version of themselves. A full place bursary donation can be associated with discreet naming or dedication opportunities (e.g. The Nicholas Barré Award, the Kingfishers Bursary Award, two of our current named places).
A bursary place has been the greatest gift for our son. He would not be at St George’s without it, and it has enabled him to learn and grow in an amazing environment. His education at St George’s is second to none, and it is giving him the very best platform to launch him into adulthood, both professionally and personally. We are forever grateful. Current Parent
Breakdown of support options:
£10,000 per annum to fund a place
£5,000 per annum to fund a place
Other options to fund – alongside other supporters
Full Place £160,000
£22,680 per annum
Caroline Long Director of Development CLong@stgeorgesweybridge.com
Joe Ridge Deputy Development Director firstname.lastname@example.org 01932 839352
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