Giggleswick School Foundation

CHANGING LIVES - The Giggleswick Bursary Campaign

Every year several young people, who could have enjoyed a Giggleswick education have to be denied the opportunity by limited funds. Our mission is to provide the widest access to this unique educational opportunity that is ever more costly through our Changing Lives Bursaries Campaign.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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  • "without the Scholarship awarded to me and the subsequent financial help from the school, I would not have only have been unable to study at Giggleswick, but it is likely that the stability of mine and my brother‚Äôs personal life would have suffered to a detrimental effect"

    — Josephine Giggleswick 2011-13

  • "My parents could not have afforded any fees. When my parents moved away, Giggleswick boarded me. So I owe so many thanks for my bursary .............. Giggleswick was not only good to me, it was also good for me. It is time now to acknowledge that debt".

    — Christopher 1950's

  • "When I first entered the school I was a world away from who I was when I left. I happily admit that I when I joined I was a young man with behavioural issues. ..... . I can say with complete certainty that I never would have had the support and opportunities that enabled me to fulfil my potential"

    — Charles, Giggleswick 2006-10

  • "My parents could not have afforded any fees. When my parents moved away, Giggleswick boarded me. So I owe so many thanks for my bursary .............. Giggleswick was not only good to me, it was also good for me. It is time now to acknowledge that debt".

    — Christopher 1950's

  • "without the Scholarship awarded to me and the subsequent financial help from the school, I would not have only have been unable to study at Giggleswick, but it is likely that the stability of mine and my brother’s personal life would have suffered to a detrimental effect"

    — Josephine Giggleswick 2011-13

  • "When I first entered the school I was a world away from who I was when I left. I happily admit that I when I joined I was a young man with behavioural issues. ..... . I can say with complete certainty that I never would have had the support and opportunities that enabled me to fulfil my potential"

    — Charles, Giggleswick 2006-10

Situation

Rising costs combined with the loss of the Assisted Places Scheme has reduced access to the educational opportunities available at independent schools. As a consequence many children from the widest backgrounds are denied this unique opportunity because funds to underwrite bursaries are so limited. This has narrowed the educational and social experience for all pupils and limits our ability to serve the regional community, which the school is such an integral part of.

Solution

Over 120 pupils have received bursary assistance in the last three years. We continue to make prospective applicants aware of what is on offer to help them. Our initial target in year one is £120000 which will enable 3 full sixth form boarders or five Year 9 Day Pupils to attend the school on 100% fee relief. We expect the fund to be self-sustaining, rising to £500000 by the end of year 3 & £1m by the end of year seven. Up to 10 pupils will then have completed their experience at Giggleswick