Baroness Susan Kramer, Old Paulina and bursary recipient: “we’re the group for whom almost the school makes the greatest difference.”
The school started to build its bursary endowment in 2004. At present it funds 13 means-tested bursaries for Paulinas. Each donation to the endowment is invested in a capital fund to produce an income for bursaries in perpetuity. We are keen to build this long-term fund and welcome support at all levels.
It takes an endowed gift of £700,000 to fund a bursary in perpetuity, in comparison to the £200,000 to fund a standard seven-year place. With market uncertainty, the endowment needs more gifts to maintain and gradually increase the number of funded bursary places provided. While many donors cannot give gifts of this magnitude, there are many ways to support the endowment – the most popular is to name a seat in the Singing Hall. A gift of £2,500 (£2,000 + Gift Aid), whether given as a single gift or divided into instalments, adds to the endowment and in addition to helping fund bursaries in perpetuity, you also have a seat plaque engraved with the message of your choice and affixed to a Singing Hall seat.