Giving as many boys as possible the opportunity to make the most of their talents
Bursaries occupy a very special place at the heart of our School. From its origins in 1442, the School was built upon generosity and the belief in the power of education to transform lives. The Act of Parliament in 1834 that set up the modern School was similarly visionary in opening the doors of the School to all boys of talent, no matter what their background or belief. The importance of inclusivity is written in our DNA and has every bit as much currency today as it has ever had.
There is no doubt that bursaries have an immense impact. Read the accounts of some of our bursary boys on this website and you will get an idea of what a CLS education can mean; in empowering developing talent, in encouraging achievement, and in supporting pathways for the future that would otherwise have remained unattainable or hidden from view.
The impact does not stop there. Bringing bright boys together from different backgrounds is important for everyone. It reinforces the aspirational and inclusive ethos of the School. It underlines the importance of responsibility, service and charitable giving. It gives reality to the belief that success in life is not limited by your background but is the product of your own endeavour and ability. It enriches the core values of the School and gives depth to the education we offer.
We want to do all we can to give as many boys as possible the opportunity to make the most of their talents.
- If you wish to make a gift today, please print our donation form here
Existing parents may choose to make a termly donation via the Parents Bursary Scheme - details are available on the parent portal
The City of London School Charitable Trust - Registered Charity no: 1020824
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I strongly believe that I would not have the ambition that I do now, or my place at Oxford University, had I not received a bursary to attend the School.