We were extremely proud to launch our new Funding Futures campaign this week in support of our commitment to bursary provision and partnerships projects as a School via two online events. Whilst we would usually come together in person for such an occasion it was wonderful to welcome an audience from all over globe.
Guests heard a range of viewpoints including the Head, Sarah-Kerr Dineen, who reflected on the transformative effect of education and the opportunity we have as School to widen access to an Oundle education as much as possible through the Funding Futures programme, to make an impact and enrich the School community.
We were delighted to welcome Ali Henderson, Chief Executive of Royal Springboard and one of our key partners in reaching out to and supporting children from families who might not have otherwise considered Oundle an option. Ali provided an insight into the positive experiences of 100%+ bursary recipients placed at Oundle and what they have gone on to do afterwards, as well as emphasising how much these pupils add to their School community.
School Registrar, Jonny Hammond-Chambers shared his experience, both in his current role and as a former Housemaster, of the benefits of bursaries and the positive effect they have on both the recipients and their peers in shaping them as young people.
Finally, OO Francesca Coates (Sn 16) spoke inspirationally about her time at Oundle as a bursary recipient and the impact it had on her, as well as the sense of confidence, skills and firm friendships that she gained through the opportunities and experiences that were available to her, both in and out of of the classroom.
You can find out more about the Funding Futures campaign and how you can support it by visiting fundingfutures..oundleschool.org.uk