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Broadening Educational Opportunities

It is more important than ever to broaden educational opportunity. Global events have powerfully highlighted the social, economic and ethnic inequalities in our society.
31 Oct 2022
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At Summer Fields we are committed to broadening access and opportunity.
At Summer Fields we are committed to broadening access and opportunity.

As an independent school we are always conscious that there are many occasions when financial barriers prevent pupils from accessing an education at Summer Fields.  The Maclaren Foundation seeks to address this by providing funded places.

Since the Foundation was established in 2005 and, indeed before this as the Maclaren Trust (1993), pupils at Summer Fields have been able to benefit from bursaries on a sliding scale up to 100% of the fees with individual bursary holders being supported in many cases over a period of 2-3 years.

We recently reached out to some of our former bursary recipients who have benefited from the Maclaren bursary programme. They all spoke with passion about the importance of these opportunities, what it has meant to them and the need to expand these opportunities.  You can learn more about what they have to say in our short bursary film.

At Summer Fields, we are committed to broadening access and opportunity

At Summer Fields, we recognise how important it is to offer more opportunities for boys who would benefit from a Summer Fields education. Arguably,there has never been a more important time to focus on bursaries and access, global events have powerfully highlighted the social, economic and ethnic inequalities in our society. It is more important than ever to broaden educational opportunity.

To ensure we have sufficient funds to meet the increase in demand for means-tested bursaries and, so we can significantly expand our bursary programme, we are launching a bursary appeal, "Soaring Futures" to raise £10 million for the endowment fund.

Our aim is to enhance the Maclaren Foundation endowment fund so that we can build upon our tradition of excellence by widening access and enabling talented pupils, regardless of background and ability to pay, to benefit from an education at Summer Fields.

We would encourage you to watch our bursary film

If you would like to help support the campaign, please contact, Development Director, Daphne O'Connell.

To find out how you can support the campaign please visit our school website.

 

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