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Dulwich College is proud to celebrate a long history of providing an outstanding education to bright and deserving boys, from all backgrounds, whose families are not able to afford the fees. We currently provide fee assistance to over 35% of boys in the senior school through scholarships and means-tested bursaries. We are committed to increasing our bursary provision to ensure that more talented boys have access to a Dulwich education for years to come.

The Bursary Appeal Fund

Thanks to the support of the Dulwich community the Bursary Appeal Fund (established in 1990) now stands at £16m. In conjunction with our own financial resources, including all income from The Dulwich Estate, we are able to provide bursary funding for 195 boys who could not otherwise have attended the College. Since 2012 the College has increased spending on means-tested bursaries by 250%, providing £4.15m in bursary support in 2019/20. All bursaries are means-tested, with the majority of recipients receiving more than 75% fee support.

We believe Dulwich is at its greatest when we are a diverse school, one with a healthy social mix and a breadth of talent, character and backgrounds. Our ability to offer bursaries lies at the heart of this and our aim is to grow the Bursary Appeal Fund into a sustainable source of funding that will support a greater number of deserving, passionate and talented pupils on bursary places for years to come.

How you can help

Our ambition can only be achieved with the generous support of our whole community, including current and former parents, Old Alleynians, pupils, staff and friends, and everyone who believes that all young people should have the opportunity to benefit from an education that will shape their future, regardless of financial means.

By making a gift to the Bursary Appeal Fund, you do something amazing. Thank you. 

Make a single gift to bursaries

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 entered Dulwich College at the age of nine as part of 'The Dulwich Experiment'. I want to give other young people the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The best gift you can give a child is a good education.”Richard Garrett (1952-61)

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