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400th Anniversary Matched Gift

At their AGM in November 2018, the Alleyn Club agreed to mark the 400th anniversary of Dulwich College by making an exceptional grant in support of the College’s aim to provide 50% of boys with financial assistance. The Club has committed to match all donations to bursaries by OAs up to a total of £100,000.

The Alleyn Club Committee, led by the incoming President for 2019, James Thornton (1967-75), was delighted by the response at the AGM and sincerely hopes that OAs will take this opportunity to make a significant impact on the provision of bursaries in the anniversary year.

Many Old Alleynians will remember – and have been beneficiaries of – the ‘Dulwich Experiment,’ or later (until 1997) the ‘Assisted Places’ Scheme. Both schemes ensured that the College was a diverse school, one with a healthy social mix and a breadth of talent, character and backgrounds. Since then we have remained committed to providing that equality of opportunity. Today, thanks to the support of the Dulwich community the Bursary Appeal Fund now stands at £11.8m and last year produced £357,000 in support of College bursaries. In conjunction with our own financial resources, including all income from the Dulwich Estate, this enabled us to provide fee assistance to 30% of pupils in the senior school.

How you can help

The College needs your support to achieve this important goal and provide a life-changing education to many more academically bright boys. As an Old Alleynian, the Alleyn Club will double the impact of your support, matching all gifts up to a total of £100,000.

Make a single gift to bursaries below

Make a regular gift to bursaries

If you would like further information, or would like to find out about funding a full bursary place, please contact the Development Office on +44 (0)20 8299 5335 or email

“I know that bursaries are a cause close to the hearts of many OAs. I hope all of those who share my belief in the power of education to change lives will consider making a donation - one that the Alleyn Club will now match, doubling its impact.”

Alleyn Club President, James Thornton (1967-75)“All of us here at Dulwich College are humbled by the wonderful commitment of the Alleyn Club – as continuing advocates of our work, and now by making this outstanding offer to match the gifts of OAs. I offer our sincere thanks to the Club, and also to all those OAs who make gifts in support of bursaries. With your help, we can offer the opportunity of a Dulwich education to many more talented boys.”The Master, Dr Joe Spence

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Alleyn Club Secretary

Trevor Llewelyn

+44 (0)20 8299 5335