About the Foundation
The RGSW and AOS Foundation was established in 2016 as a separate charity (no 1170217) from the School. The Foundation’s purpose is to raise additional voluntary income that is used exclusively to support the aims of RGS Worcester. The Foundation Board of Trustees oversee the work of the Foundation Office which is run by employees of the School.
The Foundation’s key objectives are:
- to extend the number of pupils able to attend the School by providing additional bursary support (assistance with school fees); 2019/20 full fees are £13, 734. The Foundation stewards the A R Wheeler Bursary Fund and the Alice Ottley Bursary Fund, both of which are long-term endowment funds.
- to raise funds towards capital (building) projects that improve and enhance the School for its pupils and the local community eg the International standard Hockey pitches being built in conjunction with Worcester Hockey Club and Worcester City Council.
- to provide hardship grants for pupils who may require relatively small financial awards to enable them to participate in academic workshops linked to their studies, to provide equipment including uniform to pupils in receipt of bursaries and to help fund their travel on sports tours where necessary.
The Foundation seeks support from alumni, parents, staff and friends of the School. Gift Aid can be claimed on qualifying donations to further increase the value of each gift and gifts can be made online (see the Foundation website), by Bacs transfer or by cheque.
The Board of Trustees comprises:
Tim Curtis (Chair), Andrew Greenway, Rosemary Ham, Nick Fairlie, Annie Fitch, Gary Rouse, Emma Bentley-Hughes, Jonny Arr, Kate Wormington and John Gibson.