Meet Donald, who came to Dulwich on a bursary place and went on to become School Captain.
Now working in wealth management, he remains grateful to all those who donate to bursaries at Dulwich College.
Professor Andrew Tomkins OBE benefited from a free place under the “Dulwich Experiment” of the 1950s and 60s. He went on to found the Centre for International Child Health at Great Ormond Street and has spent his career committed to child health and nutrition, particularly in the developing world.
Andrew hopes that more pupils today might benefit from the same education he enjoyed.
Meet Luke, who came to Dulwich at sixth form on a boarding bursary through our partnership with the Royal National SpringBoard Foundation.
Luke says that “Dulwich helped me to find what I actually wanted to do with my life.”
Selvin’s parents worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. He received a bursary place at Dulwich, and from there went on to study at Cambridge and is now working in the City.
He hopes other families like his will have the same opportunity he did.
“The most important lesson for me was never to let financial circumstances limit your ambition. I want as many boys as possible to have the same opportunity I did.”
Justin Seymour OA (2006 – 2013), Law Student
“Being given a bursary truly changed my life. It would be amazing if other students could have the same chance I had.”
Josh Phillips OA (2012 – 2014), Software Engineer
Clive was at Dulwich from 1957 - 1964 and was a beneficiary of the “Dulwich Experiment” led by the Master, Christopher Gilkes. At its height, more than 85% of boys attended Dulwich with their fees paid by local authorities. Clive went on to Cambridge and is currently a Director of DRD Power. He is a member of our Canon Carver Society, that recognises those who have included support for Dulwich in their will. Read Clive's story.
Clive Whitbourn OA (1957 - 1964). Director, DRD Power.