Bursaries

Now in our 400th anniversary year, we all have cause to reflect on the intention of our founder to educate “poor scholars” alongside fee-paying pupils. Our College owes its existence to an act of philanthropy by Edward Alleyn, and it is in this spirit that we are dedicating ourselves in 2019 to this social mission with the launch of our 2019 Bursary Appeal.

2019 Bursary Appeal

We are proud of our bursary and scholarship provision. Thanks to the support of the Dulwich community the Bursary Appeal Fund (established in 1990) now stands at £11.8m. 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. Since 2012 the College has increased spending on bursaries by 64%, providing £3.11m in bursary support in 2018/19 and funding 175 boys who could not otherwise have attended the College. 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 and provide 50% of boys with financial assistance.

How you can help

We need your support to achieve this ambitious goal. Many donors spread their total contribution to the College by making regular gifts, and every gift of every size directly benefits talented boys whose families could not otherwise afford for them to be here.

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 development@dulwich.org.uk

“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)

“As we reach our 400th anniversary and beyond, it is fitting that we reflect on the original intention of our Founder as set out in our charter - to educate poor scholars, as well as those who can afford fees. This is an ambitious goal, and one that will require the support of the entire community to achieve.”The Master, Dr Joe Spence

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