The Radley Foundation has a number of funds, all of which support the school and help provide the best education possible. If there is a particular area of Radley life you wish to support that is not listed here, please do get in touch.
Our mission is simple: to make Radley affordable to families from all walks of life. Sewell’s 1847 ambition that one in 10 boys would come to Radley on a free place is yet to be realised, but continues to define our vision as we forge Radley’s future.
Our ultimate ambition is to offer 20% of all fee income as means-tested financial support, awarded as fully and partially funded awards. Put simply, If we feel a boy would be good for Radley, and that Radley would be good for him, we want him to access our education, regardless of financial barriers.
Year on year, we increase the amount we spend on means-tested financial support, but there is much more to do. There are two ways that you can donate to the Funded Places programme. You can make your gift for immediate use, which means your gift is spent to support Radleians this year. Alternatively, your gift can go towards the endowment, which means it is carefully invested and the income is used to benefit Radleians in perpetuity.
Trips are a vital part of the Radley experience, giving boys invaluable experiences and broadening their world view.
Not all Radleians can afford to enjoy trips that would be beneficial to their education. This often applies to families receiving financial support, but it is also true for boys receiving no fee assistance. In honour of Richard Greed, long-serving Don and former Tutor of B Social, we are raising support for this much needed area of College life, to provide grants to boys for specific Radley trips.
This fund is used as the Trustees of the Radley Foundation best see fit.
It can be difficult to know what the financial needs of the school will be in the future so this fund ensures that vital areas of Radley life can continue receiving the support they need, in consultation with the Warden and Bursar. Put simply, gifts to this fund are used wherever they are needed most.
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Founded upon the retirement of Warden Dennis Silk in 1991, this endowed fund provides financial support to talented boys who would otherwise be unable to come to Radley. Supporting about 10 boys at Radley at any one time, it is one of our most significant bursary funds. It is a fitting tribute to Dennis, who sadly passed away in 2019 and dedicated so much of his life to helping others.Back to all
Richard Morgan Award
Created in honour of former Warden Richard Morgan, who sadly passed away in 2021, this fund supports talented boys who would otherwise never be able to access a Radley education. It is thanks to Richard’s founding of the Radley Foundation in 2000 that we are able to do all we do to help Radley today.Back to all
Armed Forces Fund
Founded following the loss in Afghanistan of two Old Radleians, Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe MBE and Lieutenant Dougie Dalzell MC, this fund supports the education of children of servicemen and women of all ranks killed or wounded while serving their country. In partnership with girls’ schools Downe House and St Mary’s Calne.Back to all
Hamish Aird Foundation Award
Created in honour of former Sub-Warden and Tutor of E Social, Hamish Aird, this award recognises the tremendous impact Hamish has had on the lives of generations of Radleians. This award is given to boys who show a ‘sparky’ character and who family would otherwise be unable to afford the full Radley fees.Back to all
Hugo Rutland Memorial Fund
This fund exists to support Radley families who face sudden and unforeseen crisis and financial difficulty, such as the death of a parent. It was founded in memory of Old Radleian and Radley parent Hugo Rutland (1974, B), who tragically died in 2005 while on holiday, leaving behind his widow and four young children.Back to all
Malcolm Robinson Memorial Fund
The Malcolm Robinson Memorial Fund was founded in 2008 in memory of Malcolm Robinson, Head of History at Radley from 1967 to 1974. The fund provides awards to Radleians in the Sixth Form to travel to the College of William and Mary in the USA during the summer to study early American history.
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America, and more specifically the College of William & Mary, has not just provided me with academic fulfilment and the quenching of my thirst for knowledge, with studying possibly the most interesting period of American history, but also provided me with a sense of belonging, community, friendship and kindness.