1629 Bursary Fund

Our Vision

The aim of this dedicated fund is to support those children who possess talent, ability and dedication, but who lack the financial means to benefit from the educational experience Chigwell School can offer. Inspired by the philosophy of our founder, Samuel Harsnett in 1629, we recognise that such benefaction enriches our school, enhances academic standards, is socially inclusive, and widens educational opportunity.

Our Target

The ‘Gift of Education’, as provided by the 1629 Bursary Fund, aims to provide opportunities to transform lives and raise aspirations but our vision can only be realised through the help of our friends and supporters. Currently, Chigwell School offers financial support through means-tested bursaries to only a small percentage of the school population. The School receives a high demand for financial assistance each year. Sadly, we are unable to help a number of eligible children and if a network of support is not established Chigwell School risks losing many gifted pupils.

We now look to our wider community and ask you to help Chigwell School preserve its rich academic and philanthropic tradition by supporting this campaign.


Click here to view the From Here to Here via Chigwell? Article from the Headmaster

“I support the campaign because the School’s mission remains as true today as it did for Samuel Harsnett nearly 400 years ago. We need to support those children who possess talent, ability and dedication, but who lack the financial means to benefit from the educational experience Chigwell School can offer. This campaign deserves your support and all gifts are welcome, no matter what their size.”
Michael Punt

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