The tradition of the St Paul’s School Leavers’ Bursary Appeal in its current form was instigated in 2014 by a group of Upper Eighth parents who wanted to celebrate and mark their sons’ time at the school.
Their aim was to gift the opportunity of a Pauline education to a child that had both the academic ability and attitude to benefit, but not the financial means. Over the last seven years, donors to this appeal have raised over £900,000 and supported six senior school 100% funded bursary places. It is hoped that, in the future, as the boys meet up for reunions and Old Pauline events, together they will continue their families support of this appeal.
|The leavers’ bursary funds currently stand at:|
|2014 Leavers – £ 38,601|
|2015 Leavers – £ 89,935|
|2016 Leavers – £ 99,652|
|2017 Leavers – £101,515|
|2018 Leavers – £163,852|
|2019 Leavers – £139,340|
|2020 Leavers – £286,114|
|2021 Leavers – £59,491|
This amounts to an outstanding £978,500 over the last seven years. We are very grateful to all the Upper Eighth parents who have supported the bursary appeal and have collectively gifted six boys their education at St Paul’s School, thank you.
The 2022 Leavers’ Bursary Appeal is particularly significant for our community as we navigate the current economic climate caused by COVID-19, as we see an unprecedented increase in applications for bursary places. The funds from this year’s appeal will be directed to supporting a boy who despite being awarded a place at St Paul’s lacks the financial means to accept that place.
If all of our current Upper Eighth parents were to gift their registration deposits, it would raise enough funds to give one able boy a Pauline education.
We traditionally work with the Upper Eighth Thomas Gresham Committee to initiate a scheme where each of the leaving boys is encouraged by their peers to sign up to become a member of the 1509 Society, supporting bursaries at St Paul’s by making a regular monthly donation of £1.59, leaving their legacy. We are delighted that a number of boys choose to support fellow Paulines. We hope that the leaving boys of 2022 will themselves embrace this scheme.