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

Warwick 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 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 support of capital building projects such as Warwick Hall and the new 3G pitch.


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. This project is very important to us and one that is an ongoing priority for fundraising.


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.

Responsible Fundraising

Warwick School is committed to the highest standards in fundraising. We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abide by the Code of Fundraising Practice.

Celebration of Giving

In February 2023, we shared the new strategic plan for Warwick Schools Foundation. One of the key intents is to grow a more connected community. We would therefore like to thank and recognise those who support our schools in so many ways and in so doing, we are delighted to share our first 'Celebration of Giving' report. We hope to make this an annual publication to celebrate everyone who helps to make our schools such special places.

Download the attachment on this page to view the report, and please do contact me with any comments or if you would like to support our schools in any way.