News and Stories
We are delighted to share with you the latest news from the Leys Community and updates on the Gift of Education campaign.More information
We know that talent is spread evenly throughout society, while opportunity is not. Working with our partner organisation Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation (RNCSF), the Gift of Education programme exists to offer the life-changing opportunities of a fully funded Leysian education to pupils from disadvantaged or vulnerable backgrounds.
During 2021 the School received just over £1.17million for the Gift of Education from three remarkable legacy gifts. When combined with funds already raised, the outstanding generosity of these far-sighted Old Leysians means that from September 2022 we have been able to significantly increase the number of fully funded bursary places available at The Leys.
We have planned a nine year programme to support sixteen pupils in total, some attending for the Sixth Form only, and others from year 7 and year 9 through to the Upper Sixth. Five pupils have been included to date, one of whom has completed their studies at The Leys and has moved on to take up a place to study Geography at university. Four pupils are currently in the School, one in Upper Sixth, one in Lower Sixth and two in Year 9.
However, our ambitions for the Gift of Education extend far beyond this initial period. To ensure the programme can continue into the future, and help still more young people, we must now secure additional funds from other donors. We are seeking to raise an additional £6million in cash and £100k per year in regular giving income. All new single gifts and all regular gifts made to the Gift of Education will contribute to this total, as will legacy gifts received from members of our Leysian Community who choose to remember The Leys in their Will.
You can make a single or regular gift below, or find information on pledging a legacy gift here.
We are particularly grateful to donors who choose to make a regular gift. When a child starts their education with us, we commit to supporting them throughout their school years. By making a regular gift, you know you are helping a child as they grow up and fulfil their potential. Please note, to make a regular gift you must have a UK bank account.