"I was a bursary recipient and remain hugely indebted to this wonderful gift that I was offered. I firmly believe that without it, I would not have had such significant opportunities in my life after school. Knowing how privileged I was, has directed my own career, and I now teach in order to help young people understand how to make the most of all the opportunities they are given."GAYLE RUSSELL (L 05)
Whilst financial help is available for new pupils as appropriate, bursaries are also required to support those families who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances part way through their child’s education, often through no fault of their own. Bursaries are awarded following close consultation with individual families regarding their financial circumstances.
The Life-Changing Bursary Scheme (LCBS) was launched in 2010 to provide opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to benefit from a boarding education at Oundle. We aim to have fifteen LCBS pupils in the School at any one time. Children on the Life-Changing Bursary Scheme are fully supported financially, allowing them to participate in extra-curricular activities and trips.
The School has formed productive partnerships with the Royal Springboard and Eastside Young Leaders ’Academy (EYLA), who provide valuable support to children within their home environments to help them thrive at School.
Oundle is only able to extend this opportunity due to the generosity of those who are inspired by the possibility of extending the advantages that they enjoyed to young people who would otherwise not be able to afford the same opportunities.
"The Life-Changing Bursary Scheme did exactly that; it changed my life and influenced me to keep working hard. It also gave me a new dream – to be able to send my children to Oundle one day in the future."SAM IGE (G 14)