Foundation

The Eaton House Foundation, a charitable trust jointly conceived between parents and the Schools, aims to make an Eaton House education available to gifted individuals from our local community who would not normally have access to private education.

Its success relies on the collective social conscience and sense of broader responsibility towards our community, shared by the parents and the Schools. The intention is to fundraise to create an enduring endowment that will fund 100% bursaries for pupils whose family’s circumstances meet the award criteria and who are successful in the assessment process. All bursaries awarded for September 2022 will be for 100% of school fees and will include the cost of lunches, residential trips, and provision for material uniform and equipment costs.

The endowment will complement an ongoing commitment by Eaton House Schools to fully fund three places per year for the duration of a child’s time at Eaton House. In this way, the Foundation will widen access to an Eaton House education and have a potentially transformative effect on children’s educational opportunities and life choices.

Applicants

7+ Bursaries

Candidates in Year 2 at state primary schools are encouraged to apply for a 7+ Bursary, worth 100% of school fees as well as the costs of lunches, residential trips, and provision for material uniform and equipment. Candidates would join the school at the start of Key Stage 2 in Year 3. Awards are made against the following criteria:

  1. Positive reference from primary school
  2. Positive performance in interview with Head
  3. Strong performance in 7+ English and Mathematics examinations and a standardised cognitive ability assessment
  4. Suitability: attention will be given to the academic assessment results of each applicant with consideration given to potential as well as actual achievement. The pupil must be deemed by the Head to be likely to make sound academic progress following admission and benefit from participation in the wider life of the school
  5. Other mitigating factors may also be considered including individual family and individual health circumstances
    2022/2023 Entry

There are two places available this September for children to join the school in Year 3:

  • One place for a girl to join Eaton House Girls’ School. Girls remain at the school until Year 6.
  • One place for a boy to join Eaton House the Manor Pre-Prep who would then move up to the Prep School. Boys remain at the school until the end of Year 8.
  • The bursaries are valid for the whole of the child’s time at school as long as the family continues to meet the financial criteria associated with the bursary scheme.

The Foundation urges all interested parents of local children to apply as soon as possible, by contacting Sam Feilding at EHFoundationApplications@eatonhouseschools.com or call us on 020 3917 5050.

Donors

A Partnership

Underpinning the Foundation’s establishment is the generous commitment by Eaton House Schools to fully fund three places per year for the duration of a child’s time at Eaton House. This ongoing annual financial commitment from the school will enable the Foundation to offer a free place at Belgravia, The Manor Prep and The Manor Girls’ Schools each year. These will be awarded to candidates whose family circumstances meet the award criteria, and who are successful in the assessment process.

To grow the programme and be able to offer more than one bursary per year per school, the intention is to fundraise to create an enduring endowment centred on a social conscience shared by the parents and the Schools.

In this way, the Foundation will widen access to an Eaton House education and should have a transformative effect on children’s educational opportunities and life choices.

Eaton House Schools commits to underwrite the cost of three bursaries per year, one per school, starting in 2022. After five years, in 2027, the school will be funding a total of up to 14 bursaries at any one time: one child in each year, in each of the three schools.

In the long term, the endowment hopes to support as many bursaries as the school, bringing the total of up to 28 pupils at any one time, as well as covering incidental costs such as uniform and residential trips for bursary pupils.


One-off Donations

If you would like to make a single donation to the Foundation, please do so by sending money to the Foundation’s designated bank account (bank details for which are below). We are incredibly grateful for any and every donation made.

Bank Details:

Charitable Current Account Currency GBP

Name: Eaton House Foundation

Branch Sort Code: 401160

Account Number: 21373994

IBAN: GB68HBUK40116021373994

UK Swift: HBUKGB4B


Regular Monthly Giving

The biggest impact to the Foundation’s endowment comes from regular, small-value, long-term giving. £80, the cost of one club per term would help transform talented children’s educational opportunities. Please consider setting up a termly direct debit using the links below and completing the gift aid form on this page to increase the value of your donation by 25%.

£40 per term

£80 per term

£160 per term


Donor Prospectus


Gift Aid Declaration Form

If you are a UK taxpayer please complete this form and e-mail it to ehfoundation@eatonhouseschools.com so that the Foundation can re-claim 25p for every £1 donated.

Click here to download our Gift Aid Declaration Form


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