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Development

The Development Office supports Warwick’s vision to be the most inspiring, rounded and caring boys’ school in the UK.

Warwick School benefits from the generous philanthropic support of our community. Old Warwickians, parents and friends give their time and financial support to provide excellence and opportunities to inspire and nurture pupils.

To find out more about how you can support Warwick School, please contact Phillip Rothwell, Development Director on development@warwickschool.org or +44(0)1926 776402.

Types of Giving

Warwick School aims to build a sustainable development programme that will provide long term support to the aims and goals of the school. There are three main ways that benefactors can donate to the school.

Regular giving

Each year, members of the Warwick School community are invited to make a one-off or regular contribution to the bursary appeal. The collective gifts of supporters are combined to provide a significant annual revenue stream to make financial awards to deserving pupils, who otherwise would be unable to afford school fees.

All regular donations make a lasting impact on the school and its pupils, whether it is £10, £50, or £100 per month. For example, if 80 supporters make a gift of £10 per month to the bursary appeal, the school is able to award a full fee bursary to a deserving student for one academic year.

Legacy giving

Leaving a legacy to Warwick School is one of the most significant ways to leave a lasting impact on the education of future generations of boys. A legacy gift creates a lasting testimony of your connection with the school and allows you to support the school financially in a way that you might not otherwise have been able to do.

We are hugely indebted to our supporters who have made a provision for the school in their Wills. All who advise us of their intention to support the school in this way are recognised as members of the Floreat Society, to acknowledge legacy supporters and keep them in touch with the school, should they wish to do so. The group is invited to meet together at the school once a year and members are given a Floreat Society tie, specially created to acknowledge support.

Major Giving

A major gift is a donation of £10,000 or more made by an individual, group, foundation or corporation in support of a specific area. Major gifts are often bespoke arrangements between the donor and school and can come in many forms. They are often pledged over a number of years to be most convenient to the donor.

In recent years, major gifts to Warwick School have taken the form of full fee bursary sponsorship to pay for a pupil from a deserving background to attend the school or major sponsorship of spaces within buildings such as the new Warwick Hall.

The Warwick Hall Campaign

In July 2016 we completed a capital appeal to raise £1.1 million to help build Warwick Hall. Over 350 people made gifts to the campaign, sponsoring named stones or major spaces within the new hall.

Bursaries

The school has an ongoing commitment to raise additional funds for bursaries, to provide means-tested financial support to boys from all backgrounds. For many years boys came to the school supported by the Direct Grant and Assisted Places schemes. Since these have been phased out the school strives to offer its own bursaries and relies on the generous regular contributions of Old Warwickians and friends.

Volunteering

Many alumni, parents and friends have participated in our careers activities, to help our current pupils learn more about life beyond Warwick School. Events include careers business lunches, speed interviewing, themed professional dinners, offering work experience and providing mentoring opportunities.