Bursaries benefit with over £15k raised
At the inaugural Brentwood School Foundation Ball, held at Stock Brook Country Club, guests were treated to a drinks reception, four-course dinner and musical entertainment from The Other Guys - all the while being able to bid via iPad for a range of enticing auction prizes. Their generosity led to over £15,000 being raised on the night towards bursary provision for talented pupils who otherwise would be prevented, for financial reasons, from receiving a Brentwood School education.
Briefly addressing the guests, Lord Andrew Lansley (OB 1968-75 and Foundation Board member) recalled the benefits he received from his time at the School, enabled by the then Direct Grant Scheme, which, he said, shaped him and his achievements since.
While £15,000 may seem an excellent result from the evening, we need much more to achieve the Foundation's aims. It costs ten times that to fully fund one bursary student for the seven years of senior school at Brentwood.
You may think that the School's finances are robust enough to cover all the bursaries awarded, but most of the annual income is expended each year and any small surplus is prudently used by the Governors towards the magnificent capital projects that can be seen around the campus to maintain the School's facilities at the forefront of education.
If you think you might be able to support the Foundation, please visit the 'Support Us' link at the top of the screen or visit the School's website at www.brentwoodschool.co.uk/Foundation for more details. Please contact the Development Office with any questions or to learn more.