Here at Downside, we are proud of our tradition of offering means-tested bursaries to children who we know will thrive. In the absence of any endowment we launched the Father Laurence Bursary Fund in 2008 in his memory. Ten years on we have raised £1.7 million and supported hundreds of pupils.

We are immensely grateful to everyone who has supported the Father Laurence Bursary Fund. If you are in a position to support these young people then give them the gift of education and make a real difference.

Funding a bursary



Annual Boarding Fees at Downside



50% Bursary



 If 100 people give £10 a month with Gift Aid we can provide



If 50 people give £50 a month a boarding place is funded



To sponsor a sixth form scholarship for two years



Cost to the donor if higher rate tax payer






To endow a bursary in perpetuity  the capital invested must generate annually



Assuming interest rates at 5%



If you have any questions about how to donate, please feel free to contact us:

Mrs Jane Vines
Director of External Communications
+44(0)1761 235158