RGS: Changing Lives since 1675...

Changing Lives

1675 Bursary Fund

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

The aim of the dedicated 1675 Bursary 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.

There are various ways you might consider supporting our work:

Pilgrim Society
Donate a regular gift –from £10 a month up to £1,675 a year

Henry Smith Club
Give an annual gift of £1,675 (with a seven-year commitment)

Patron gifts are one-off donations of £16,750. Please speak to a member of the Foundation team.

Complete sponsorship of one child’s full RGS education. Please speak to a member of the Foundation team.

1675 Society
Pledge to leave a gift to RGS in your Will


RGS gave me the superb education my parents could not have afforded. I’ve never forgotten that... So I decided to give a bursary to a first year student and I hope it gives her some of the opportunities RGS gave to me.

Andrew Sullivan (RGS 1974-1981)

The lessons learned in those RGS years were certainly formative in terms of teamwork, resilience and lifelong learning.

Iain McLean (RGS 1971-1974)

Maybe if I had not had the opportunities and encouragement from RGS my life would have followed another path. Those days seem many miles away now but I will never forget my five happy years there.

Laurie Reed (RGS 1948-1953)