OA 2024 Issue 05




This year, six Old Alleynians from the Class of 1993 have come together to mark their 30-year anniversary by making a commitment to fund a full seven-year bursary for a talented pupil in need of financial aid. In an exemplary collective act of generosity, Khalid Talukder with his classmates Ted Chwu, Dr Azhar Ala, Amos Dadzie, Benjamin Li and Nick Marsh committed to support a full place for a boy whose family would not otherwise be able to afford a Dulwich education.

We do not take it for granted that in spite of uncertain economic conditions, the Dulwich community has made a substantial contribution to driving our social mission. The generous philanthropy of OAs, parents, and friends of Dulwich College, is a key part of enabling us to spend over £4 million each year to provide more than 214 pupils with the opportunity of a Dulwich education through means-tested bursaries. At the start of last academic year, the College was proud to be recognised by Independent School Parent Magazine as Independent School of the Year 2022 for Contribution to Social Mobility, and we are delighted to share with you that we were shortlisted for the Development Award for Outstanding Fundraising Achievement at the Independent School of the Year Awards 2023. Thank you; this is a tribute to all of you, and to the vital role you play in delivering our ambition to radically widen access to the education we provide, and to expand the work we do in partnership with local schools. In 2022-23, our supporters and friends donated more than £1.2 million, primarily to help widen access through means-tested fee support and to support our partnership work in the local community. It is a testament to the power of collective action and every donation, no matter its size, makes a tangible difference. Thank you to those of you who have donated your time and expertise to the College.

In 2022-23, £4.8 million was spent on bursary support From that £4.8 million....

Dulwich College currently spends over £4 million to support more than 200 Senior School pupils with means-tested bursaries. Our aspiration is to be one of the leading schools for access in the UK – with admissions based solely on ability, and fees determined by each family’s ability to pay. Those who share our commitment to widening access and increasing social mobility can transform lives by offering the opportunity of a Dulwich education. “It’s difficult to sit there and say what a great time I had at Dulwich College and not do something to give someone else a chance!” Amos Dadzie OA (1985 – 93)

“The six of us may have been the first to get together as a group in this way, but obviously many from our year group have already been donating in their individual capacity. We want to encourage others to get in touch to put together another bursary – if many of us get involved we can make a big difference.” Ted Chwu OA (1985 – 93)

£337k spent on bursary holders who board at Dulwich

£86,900 on coaches £71,300 on providing school lunches £52,000 on school trips

£4.2m spent on fee relief

£251k spent on bursary pupil support, including...

Leaving a legacy to Dulwich College is an opportunity to leave a lasting impact on future generations of Alleynians, and to create transformational education and opportunities for boys who would not otherwise be able to afford it. For many of us, a legacy gift will be the most significant donation we make in our lifetime. It is an opportunity to remember the causes that meant the most to us throughout our lives, and a chance to give back to those that helped shape the outlook and values that characterise us today. Founded over 400 years ago to offer opportunities to boys of all backgrounds; including Dulwich College in your Will gives you the chance to add to our long history of access and opportunity and have a significant impact on the lives of future generations. Your contribution can help shape the next 400 years in our community. Of course, leaving a gift in your Will is a deeply personal matter and after you have provided for family and friends, we do hope you consider remembering the College in your Will.

£9,800 on music lessons

£4,900 on uniforms and stationary


If you would like to find out more about supporting a Class Gift or including the College in your Will, please contact Matt Jarrett, Director of Development



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