1622 was the year the Brentwood School statutes were signed - declaring that pupils should be instructed in Virtue, Learning and Manners, these values are still held today. The 1622 Club is about creating access to our wonderful institution based on a student's talent, not their financial circumstance.
Whether as a group or individually the 1622 Club is about funding a transformative bursary place.
The Inaugural 1622 Club bursary was funded in 2022 with a group of supporters, each of the 13 members funding £1,622 annually to provide a transformative bursary place annually.
Joining the 1622 Club can take many forms, but offers the opportunity for any individual or group to know their support is funding a specific full bursary place every year. We ask any 1622 club bursary commits to at least two years of funding.
However, the hope is that you or your group are able to make it an ongoing commitment with funding for a full place each year in perpetuity. This way the bursary can become an integral part of the School and Foundation:
The bursary will be formally awarded/renewed each year
You will be updated on the progress of your bursary student (obviously anonymous)
The bursary will be awarded through our rigorous selection process
While this presents a wonderful direct route for a major donor to fund a bursary, it also allows any groups in the Brentwood School community to join together and make a huge impact collectively. These groups could take any form:
A given society or network group
An OB sports or social club
A parent or OB year group
There is great power in this collective giving. For example, if a group of 20 OB friends of 1998 leavers came together and committed to a DD of £80 a month each, with gift aid, that would fund a full bursary place to Brentwood School! For less than a gym membership you’d be funding a place and creating an exponential impact of everything that bursary award student goes on to achieve.
Please get in touch if you are interested in personally, or collectively, setting up a 1662 Club bursary.