Bursaries - Please donate to our Bursary Appeal
This is what a bursary means to these Ewell Castle School families whose children have been in receipt of a bursary
"We are extremely grateful to Ewell Caslte School for considering the bursary renewal and for granting it towards xxx's further education during these unprecedented times. We appreciate your continued support of xxx's education at Ewell Castle. xxx was absolutely delighted to hear the news of the bursary renewal and is so relieved too. xxxx is thoroughly enjoying their education at school and now also with online learning. It brings us so much joy to witness our child thriving in their education and I commend you all at Ewell Castle for this."
"I wanted to send my thanks and gratitude in relation to the additional bursary help that has been given to xxxx for this final year, it is not something we would take for granted and just to let you know it has made a huge difference and relieved some of the additional stress due to Covid and the financial strain on top of the situation we were already dealing with."
"Thank you for all you have done to help us. Thank you for considering our need, for setting up the meeting - and for your time and generosity in these challenging times. This makes a real difference to us."
Old Ewellian Sixth Form Bursary for Sixth Formers in need of financial support
Under its public benefit provision, the School currently offers a number of bursaries to families who would not otherwise be able to afford a Ewell Castle School education for their children. Demand is high, however, the School’s funds are limited. We would love to be able to help even more dedicated children and so The Old Ewellians Association Committee and Ewell Castle School are launching an Old Ewellians Sixth Form Bursary to support existing Ewell Castle School families who require support to enable their children to continue into our Sixth Form.
What the Old Ewellian Sixth Form Bursery entails
It is financial support to allow pupils to continue their academic journey into our Sixth Form (which may also include opportunities for OEs to mentor and provide work experience to Sixth Form students).
Who it is aimed at
It is aimed at existing Ewell Castle School families who would find it financially impossible for their children in Year 11 to continue into our Sixth Form.
Once we have secured sufficient funds for our inaugural bursary year, the OE Sixth Form Bursary will be promoted to existing parents. Any OE Bursary award will be means tested via an external agency and qualifying candidates will be interviewed by the Principal and a member of the Old Ewellians Bursary Committee to assess a candidates’ dedication to their studies, as well as their broader commitment to the life and ethos of the School whether in volunteering, leadership, sporting endeavour or performing arts.
Who decides who the Old Ewellian Bursary is awarded to
Only qualifying candidates will be put forward to the OE Bursary Committee and Principal to decide the recipients of the OE Bursary.
Why Old Ewellian Michael Brunwin is supporting the Old Ewellians Sixth Form Bursary
‘As a result of the Old Ewellians Sixth Form Bursary, pupils who previously thrived and made a broad contribution to the life of the School, will be able to continue at Ewell Castle to study for their A-levels, regardless of their family financial circumstances. Because of the Old Ewellians Sixth Form Bursary, they will be able to enjoy and take advantage of the academic and co-curricular opportunities the School provides and they will continue to build life-long friendships.
In essence, the Old Ewellians Sixth Form Bursary will enable these pupils to enjoy the positive advantages and experiences that Ewell Castle School offers, as so many of us have already enjoyed. They will leave having achieved strong A-level results and embodying the values of; personal integrity, trustworthiness, mutual respect, social responsibility and resilience. I am proud to be an Old Ewellian and I am grateful for the life-long friendships and happy memories I still have from my school days. That’s why I’m supporting the Old Ewellians Sixth Form Bursary Fund.’ Michael Brunwin, Ewell Castle School pupil 1947-1953 and Chair of the Old Ewellians Association Committee
How you can contribute to the Old Ewellian Sixth Form Bursary Fund
If you would like to support the OE Sixth Form Bursary, you can give in different ways;
- Ideally we are looking for regular monthly contributions, however
- We will also gladly accept annual contributions, and
- We will also glady accept one off donations if that is what people prefer
How you can donate to the OE Sixth Form Bursary
If you have decided you would like to contribute to our Old Ewellian Sixth Form Bursary Fund, we would like to thank you on behalf of all our Sixth Form students, especially those in receipt of a bursary. Please let us know by emailing Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org
It would greatly help us with our Bursary planning if you are able to commit to and organise an on-going standing order payment to the School as a contribution towards the OE Sixth Form Bursary Fund. If you would like to set up a standing order, please can you let us know how much you will be donating and how often. If you would like to make regular donations, we would kindly request that donate on a monthly basis rather than on an ad-hoc basis as this will assist our Finance Department. If you are not able to contribute on an on-going basis or prefer not to, you can still contribute by making a one-off donation towards the OE Sixth Form Bursary Fund. The School bank details are below:
Payment by bank transfer. Barclays Bank Sort Code: 20-29-90 Account: 30357960 Please add your initials and "OE Bursary" to the payment details.
We need to raise £40,000- to provide a 100% bursary for one pupil or provide two pupils with a 50% bursary for their Sixth Form studies
We are looking to raise £40,000 in order to assist two or more Castle School pupils through two years of Sixth Form here by providing a 50% bursary to two current pupils or 33% bursary to three pupils. The amount also covers a contribution towards lunch, Sixth Form uniform, exam entries, books/stationery supplies and curriculum/Sixth Form School trips.
All donations are gratefully received.
Below is is an example of how the £40,000 could be raised: If you are viewing the table below on a mobile (in an upright position), you may not be able to view the entire 7 columns across. You may need to tilt your mobile to a horizontal/landscape position.
|Number of OE'S Required||£ Donation Per OE Per Month||Total £ Donation Per OE over 12 Months||Total OE's x Monthly £ x 12 Months||
Total Donation Amount by x Number of OEs
Total Donation Amount by x Number of OEs
|Total Donation Amount over 2 Yrs by x Number of OEs|
|10||£5||£60||10 OEs x £5 per month x 12 months=||
|20||£10||£120||20 x £10 x 12 = £2,400||£2,400||£2,400||£4,800|
|20||£25||£300||20 x £25 x 12 = £6,000||£6,000||£6,000||£12,000|
|5||£50||£600||5 x £50 x 12 = £3,000||£3,000||£3,000||£6,000|
|6||£100||£1,200||6 x £100 x 12 = £7,200||£7,200||£7,200||4,400|
|2||-||2 x one off gifts of £400 each||2 x £400 = £800||£800||£800||£1,600|
Boost your donations by 25% via gift aid if you are a UK tax payer. Please fill in the attached gift aid form and send to the Alumni Office at Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell, KT17 2AW.
How You Will be Thanked for Your Contribution
All gifts will be acknowledged with a letter of thanks, then depending on the contribution amount, OEs may be invited to attend Prize Giving as a guest of the Principal and or other School events and receptions or School Ball. OEs who contribute will also receive a yearly update on the Sixth Form Bursary Fund as well as a report on the progress (academic and other) made by recients of the Sixth Form Bursary that year.
If you would like to contribute please email Ms Carol Hernandez, Marketing, Development and Alumni Manager at email@example.com who will be able to answer any queries you may have. Thank you.