Centenary Bursaries - Selection

The aim of the Centenary Bursaries Fund is to broaden access to children for whom a Highfield education is likely to have the greatest impact on their academic and personal development and future life chances.

Examples of children who are likely to derive particular benefit are:

  • Children who are experiencing social difficulties, such as being bullied at school, or who have challenging home lives, but who have the potential to thrive in the Highfield environment with its strong sense of community and high level of pastoral support.
  • Children with special needs, who have the ability to succeed academically if given the right support.
  • Gifted children, where the Highfield environment with its high level of individual attention and well developed programme for the gifted and talented could allow them to realise their potential more fully than in another school.

Potential bursary candidates are 'nominated' for an Award by a diverse range of charities and organisations with whom we have established links, as well as local Headteachers.

Education Post Highfield

Highfield has strong relationships with a number of leading senior schools and we strive to ensure that our children continue onto their secondary education under a similar funding arrangement. This could include day or boarding, up to full funding, and possibly contributions towards uniform and school trips.

How to Donate

There are many ways you can donate, from sponsoring a child, to making a regular or one off donation. Please click on the PDF link below to download a Donation Form.

Centenary Bursaries Fund - Donor Form |PDF 

If you would like further information, please request an information pack by emailing: headspa@highfieldschool.org.uk

How the Funding Works

A donation to the Highfield School Centenary Bursaries Fund triggers a succession of onward funding. This “Multiplier Effect” can increase the value of your gift by up to 9 or 10 times.

  • Centenary Awards are funded jointly by the Centenary Bursaries Fund and Highfield with the School matching any donations made.
  • The Senior Schools’ Charitable Funds have so far met the entire cost of our Award Holders’ onward senior education.
  • Gift Aid increases donations to the Fund from UK income tax payers, by a quarter of their value.

Your donation is the first step on this path to giving a child a life-changing education.


Centenary Bursaries Fund - Charity Information

The Highfield School Centenary Bursaries Fund (the “Fund”) is a Trust that was set up as a separate legal entity in 2007, the centenary of Highfield moving to Liphook, with its own Trust Deed and Trustees. It was granted Charitable Status by the Charity Commissioners in 2007. (Registered Charity No. 1114845)

At present, the Trustees are:

  • Jonathan Carey – a former Highfield parent and also grandson of Canon Mills, the School’s founder.
  • Peter Greenwood – Old Highfieldian and also former Highfield parent.
  • Nick Denton – a parent of three Old Highfieldians.
  • Simon Mason – Highfield member of staff since 1997 and currently Head of History.

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