The De Angeli Bursary

Julian F De Angeli  (Sc 70) was a bibliophile with a deep fascination for natural sciences, military history, and the theatre. He was proud to have rowed for School House and treasured his rowing pennant throughout his life. He generously left a sizeable legacy to the Oundle School Foundation, the income from which funds bursary support for boys in School House, specifically.

The Frank Spragg Scholarship

Frank Spragg was a much-loved Housemaster of St Anthony’s and coach of Oundle’s rugby teams of the 1950s, including the unbeaten 1st XV of 1955. He was noted for his relaxed yet disciplined approach to all aspects of School life, and for getting the best out of his pupils with a dry sense of humour and fun. The Frank Spragg Scholarship Endowment Fund was created on the initiative of OOs in his memory and reached its target entirely through voluntary donations. It now provides financial support to a promising all-round performer from amongst the School’s boarders.

The John Adams Scholarships

John Adams (S 48) was a generous contributor to our scholarship funds throughout his life and the continued generosity of his family enables the award of four substantial scholarships to promising pupils, with a preference for day pupils in Laxton.

The Matthews General Scholarship

This scholarship is named for a popular former Housemaster of Sanderson House, and later Second Master of the School, and his wife, Win. He was described as ‘someone whose authority was unquestioned, whose knowledge of the School was detailed, and whom you addressed with some trepidation as ‘sir’.’ Raised through voluntary subscriptions, the endowment fund now provides a general scholarship worth 10% of fees.

The Dudley Heesom Scholarship

Following a distinguished career as a scholar at St John’s College Cambridge and a Davidson Scholarship to Princeton University, Dudley Heesom ran the History department from 1934 to 1960 and additionally served as a tireless and inspirational Housemaster of Bramston from 1939 to 1956. The scholarship endowment fund established in his name supports a talented historian at the School.

The Nicholson Engineering Award

Established in honour of a number of Old Oundelians from the Nicholson family, and funded by a family member, this award commemorates the family’s involvement in UK engineering and provides a prize to an Upper Sixth Form pupil who has chosen to study engineering in one of its many forms at university.

The Manners Wood Trust

Funded by a substantial legacy, this Trust provides scholarships and exhibitions supporting one or more musically talented pupils pursuing the study of stringed instruments.

The Alan Midgley Bursary

This award is funded by a single benefactor in honour of long-serving history master, Alan Midgley, who inspired the donor to go on to read Modern History at Oxford. The award is a Life-Changing Bursary awarded to a promising pupil from a disadvantaged background, and is worth 100% of the fee, tenable throughout the child's time at the School. The recipient will have, upon entry to the School, a disposition towards the humanities and toward the study of History in particular.