Wetherby Senior School and St Paul’s School

Funding bursaries to widen access to education

At Wetherby Senior School in Marylebone, London, pupils are encouraged to contribute to their communities through charity fundraising. The aim is not only to raise money for important causes, but to encourage pupils to understand more about the issues facing the world today.

Between 2018 and 2020, the school raised £22,153 – which Kusuma Trust match funded – to be divided between two charities as well as their school’s bursary scheme.

The two charities the school supported in 2018 were: The West London Mission, which empowers people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma to make positive changes in their lives; and the Walkabout Foundation, which provides wheelchairs and rehabilitation in the developing world and funds research into paralysis.

  • St Paul’s School has committed to increasing the number of bursary pupils attending the school from 104 to 153 by 2023.
  • Our grant of £25,000 will help fund the St Paul’s School bursary and raise awareness of the scheme.
  • Wetherby Senior School divided our grant of £22,153 between two charities and their bursary scheme.

Central London’s St Paul’s School has been educating boys since 1509. The school selects pupils on their academic achievements and has a bursary scheme offering financial assistance to talented boys.

In April 2020, we gave the school a grant of £25,000. To raise awareness of the bursary scheme, St Paul’s used a series of initiatives including working with partnerships schools, sports clubs and youth groups, as well as advertising, to help attract pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds. will fund a bursary place.

“Bursaries not only give the best schools in the country an opportunity to make their outstanding offering more widely accessible, they also enhance the school community making it more inclusive, diverse and vibrant.
Soma, Executive Trustee, Kusuma Trust

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