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Areas of Giving

Funded Places

Thanks largely to the generosity of individual donors, 36 children are currently benefitting from a funded place. Of these children, twenty are fully funded and the remaining twelve have been awarded more than 40% of their fee.

Despite our successes, limited funding forces us to turn away some deserving children. Our goal is to double the number of fully funded places offered each year by 2028, coinciding with the School’s 1,080th year. This initiative aims to provide 50 places (or more with partial funding) annually to pupils from disadvantaged circumstances.

Ways to donate include 'pay-as-you-go' awards for fixed terms or permanently endowed awards, ensuring perpetual funding for pupils.

Faculty projects

Each year, departments submit requests from their ‘wish list’ and those with the greatest added value to the pupil experience may receive funding if available.

For example, in the past the CCF has received funding for flight simulator equipment which is a fundamental part of RAF sections activities. The Drama Department has received funding for new surround sound speakers which replaced 20-year-old equipment, giving pupils the opportunity to play realistic sound, enhancing pupils understanding of the use of sound in theatre.


Leaving a gift in your will is a powerful way of supporting our mission to transform lives through education.

St Albans School was formed thanks to the vision and generosity of its founders and benefactors. Similarly, these gifts become part of the fabric of our institution as their impact runs deep, and supporters choose philanthropic priorities that expresses their values, whether that be financial aid, protecting historic buildings such as The Gateway, or enhancing the pupil experience through special projects. 

By making a legacy gift, you will be joining a loyal group of benefactors who leave an indelible mark on St Albans School and become a part of our long and unique history. 

If you have already made provision for the School and would like this to be recognised, please let us know so that you can be a part of our Gateway Society.

Further information

If you would like further information on any of the above areas, please contact Rebecca van der Westhuizen, Director of Development, on

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