RGS: Changing Lives since 1675...

Changing Lives


1675 Bursary Fund

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

Our Target
The initial campaign goal of raising £1 million by 2016 to allow for twenty ‘1675 Scholars’ to attend RGS was achieved one year early. To date we have raised over £5m and we have supported 44 ‘1675 Scholars’ at RGS since we launched the campaign in 2014.

To celebrate the five years since the launch and to make 2019 a special year we have set ourselves a target of raising a further £1 million so that we can provide 10 fully funded bursaries this year for local children in need.

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. Reigate Grammar School, unlike many other charitable institutions, does not have any major endowed funds to call upon. Currently, RGS offers financial support through means-tested bursaries to only a small percentage of the school population. The School receives a high demand for financial assistance each year. Sadly, we are unable to help a number of eligible children and if a network of support is not established RGS risks losing many gifted pupils.

We now look to our wider community and ask you to help RGS preserve its rich academic and philanthropic tradition by supporting the Changing Lives campaign.



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)