RGS: Changing Lives since 1675...

Changing Lives


1675 Bursary Fund

Changing Lives of those whose potential is far greater than their financial means…

Our Vision
The aim of this dedicated fund is to produce sufficient income to support a wider range of deserving pupils through immediate bursarial support.

Inspired by the philosophy of our founders, we recognise that such benefaction enriches our school, enhances academic standards, is socially inclusive, and widens educational opportunity.

Our Target
The initial campaign goal of raising £1 million by 2016 to allow for twenty ‘1675 Scholars’ to attend RGS has been achieved a year early. To date we have raised £1.1m and there are currently twenty-one ‘1675 Scholars’ at RGS. Now the focus is firmly on the longer term aim to build this fund to £4 million and fifty ‘1675 Scholars’ by 2025 to mark the school’s 350th anniversary.

The ‘Gift of Education’, as provided by the 1675 Bursary Fund, aims to provide opportunities to transform lives and raise aspirations but our vision can only be realised through the help of our friends and supporters.


I support the Campaign because of the strong conviction I have that the very high standards of Reigate Grammar School in academic achievement, in cultural activities and sports, should be available to gifted children whose families cannot afford the fees which those standards command. This campaign deserves your support and all gifts are welcome, no matter what their size.


Sir Colin Chandler Campaign Chairman


The broad education and resilience developed at RGS gave me a firm foundation for the challenges of working life.

Sir Peter Gershon (RGS 1958–1966)

I promise to make the most of the opportunities available to me, because I’m constantly reminded of the journey which has brought me here and realise that it began with the gift of an RGS education.

Karolina Csathy (RGS 2008–2015)

I am confident that together the Reigatian community will make a huge difference to the lives of many deserving children.

David Walliams (RGS 1981–1989)