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Bursary Fund

Support future generations through the School's bursary fund

The Bursary Fund

The Woldingham School bursary programme transforms the lives of gifted young women. Twelve students are currently benefitting from a funded place at Woldingham thanks to the generosity of our parents, alumnae and the wider Woldingham community.

Our aim is to offer 30 fully funded bursaries by 2030. To achieve this, we ask for your support. Whether you are supporting the general bursary fund, our Sixth Form scholarship fund or our emergency Ukrainian student bursary fund, your generosity, at whatever level, will change lives. Donations will be recognised with a personalised leaf on our stunning bronze bursary trees. You can donate from as little as £12.50 per month.

Our whole school community is at the heart of support for the bursary programme. Together we can make memories and transform the lives of future generations of Woldingham girls.

The lifelong impact of bursaries

Transformational bursaries have a lifelong impact on students and their families. Here are some of their stories -

"Being Head Girl at Woldingham was wonderful because after seven years of growing and learning and being exposed to so many wonderful things, I had the opportunity to give back and share my experience with the younger girls and make them feel heard and loved…Woldingham changed my life. It made my life in a lot of ways and what I am doing now…Receiving a bursary was so important because none of what I have been achieving now, I couldn't have done it without Woldingham." - Rachel, bursary recipient currently studying at University of Cambridge and former Woldingham Head Girl

"Our daughter greatly enjoyed studying at Woldingham School. She received a very high level of education and enjoyed amazing levels of support and encouragement. This gave her the opportunity to fulfil her dream of going to Oxford University. As a family, we remain utterly grateful for the good fortune. The Bursary Fund is without doubt a testimony to your commitment to inclusion, diversity and excellence." - Bursary recipient parent

"The Foundation isn’t just about bricks and mortar. It is about giving the opportunity to young, ambitious and smart girls who might not otherwise get the opportunity to come to Woldingham to be the best that they can be. I don’t see this as a ‘charitable act’ but more as an investment – an investment in young women who will grow up to make a difference and positive contribution to society." - Bursary donor and former parent

"I am so grateful for my time at Woldingham. It helped me to do well academically to get the grades I needed to get in to medical school. Woldingham is a lovely place. I feel very lucky to have received a bursary to allow me to attend. I hope other people will have the same opportunities as I have had." - Phoebe, bursary recipient and medical student


Ways to give

WSHA Bursary Trees

Donate your own leaf or a family leaf. Celebrate our 180th Anniversary this year with a special commemorative pink leaf.

You can choose to make a regular gift from £12.50* per month, a regular annual gift from £150* or a one-off gift from £750*. All completed gifts will be marked by a personalised leaf on our bursary trees. If you are a UK tax payer, adding Gift Aid to your donation will increase your gift by 25% at no further cost to you.

To make a single gift or regular donation click on the Donate now button, or Talk to the Team button under Support Us for other payment methods.

*Assumes Gift Aid will be applied. Minimum five-year commitment for regular gifts.

100 Club

We invite 100 families to join the 100 Club, who each commit to donate £100 per term. This club makes a generous contribution to the Bursury Fund every year.

As a member of the 100 Club, you enter an annual prize draw for the chance to win a substantial cash prize.

To join the 100 Club, complete this leaflet which explains more about the club.

Gifting Your Deposit

On joining the school you will have paid a deposit to secure your daughter's place at Woldingham. When your daughter leaves the school you can choose to donate any remaining funds from this deposit in support of the Jayne Triffitt Bursary Award. This is a simple but meaningful way to make a gift to the Woldingham School bursary programme and support bright, young girls into the future.

Each year many parents have kindly donated in this way, creating a considerable annual donation from the families who leave the school that year. Gifts such as these are essential to sustain the award, allowing a new Year 7 Jayne Triffitt bursary recipient to benefit each and every year. The collaborative impact of many combined gifts, such as this, is truly transformational.

Click here for further details or click below to complete the online donation form.

Contact us

If you would like further information, or would prefer to donate offline, please get in touch with the School's Development office, using the link below.


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