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Funding Bursaries

Due to financial circumstances, some children may never get a chance to experience the best opportunities education has to offer. At Loughborough Schools Foundations, bursaries funded by alumni and friends are giving those children that chance.

A gift to help fund bursaries for pupils opens so many doors and ensures that a great LSF educational experience is open to all, regardless of their background.

What is a bursary?

In simple terms, a bursary is financial assistance for a child who has passed an entrance exam to one of our schools but whose parents are unable to pay the fees for them to attend. The bursary is intended to prevent a talented child missing out on a Loughborough Schools Foundation education.

Some bursaries are restricted to particular beneficiaries, such as for children from a specified area (for example the local Shelthorpe Estate) or to pupils in particular year groups (for example Sixth Form bursaries).

Our vision for bursaries

Our vision is to increase the number of bursaries we offer to bright, talented children.

Bursaries have a life-changing impact on those who receive them. They provide the highest quality education and a world of opportunities to children whose families wouldn’t otherwise have the means.

Why help?

Anything should be possible when you’re young. It’s a time when the future is not yet written, yet is full of promise and hope. Some gifted children, unfortunately, aren’t afforded the same hope as others. We are committed to giving an opportunity to those children whose potential far exceeds their financial means. The gift of a good education empowers a child, raises aspirations, fulfils ambitions and transforms lives.

In recent years we have increased the number of bursaries funded by the Foundation’s own income through the generosity of members of the Loughborough Schools Foundation community — particularly our alumni and current and former parents.

Below are some of our former pupils who benefitted from receiving financial assistance. Your support could provide similar opportunities for future pupils.

Jordan Thelan

Loughborough Grammar School, 2003 - 2010

"Going to Loughborough Grammar School was something I would never have had the opportunity to experience without support. It’s definitely the case that my time at the school made the man I’m growing up to be, from being Deputy Head Boy, playing cricket at Headingley and ultimately applying to Oxbridge – the pinnacle for many students. Above all this though, the ethos and grounding the school provides you with, as well as the community spirit, is second to none."

Jaspreet Assi

Loughborough High School, 2002 - 2009

"Loughborough High School provided me with so much more than just an excellent education; it gave me lifelong friends, a nurturing environment and the foundations for shaping my future. I am immensely grateful for the financial assistance which allowed me to complete my A levels, become Head Girl and continue to University. I could not have become the person I am without the High School."

Dr Kishan Patel

Loughborough Grammar School, 2002 - 2010

"I’m very grateful for the financial support I received at the Loughborough Grammar School, without it I don’t think I would have met such great friends, began playing rugby or had the academic foundations to go on and study medicine. Some of the best years of my life were spent around Burton Walks and I will always look back on my younger self with much envy."

How you can help

We welcome donations from individuals, families, groups of school friends and companies. Large or small, as a single donation or a contribution from your monthly salary, your generosity will help shape a child’s future. If you want to find out more about our aspirations for bursaries, contact us by emailing