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Richmond School Trust

The Richmond School Trust was established in 1972.  The Trust supports students and ex-students up to the age of 25 with some additional funding.  These grants are awarded specifically for students who require extra financial support.

The Trust is an independent charity and is not managed by the school.  However, the Trust does work closely with the school to ensure the support is given to the students most in need of financial help.

A document detailing the history of the Trust can be viewed here.

Applying For Funding

Every year, the Trust has income from its investments which is used to support students or ex-students, up to the age of 25.  It is aimed at those who require financial assistance with their education or extra-curricular activities. Examples of successful funding bids have included study visits, educational trips, high achievements at national/international level in sports and the arts.

In addition, the Trust also provides a fund for the Headteacher to assist current students in financial difficulty with their immediate day to day needs.  Some school departments have also bid for extra resources that cannot come out of school funds.

The Trust also awards The Richmond School Trust Award, previously known as the Brackenbury Award, for those up to 25 in financial need, who are going to or who already attend university, or further education or who take up an apprenticeship.  The award is a one-off payment of up to £1,000 for those students who are under 25 and who are either an existing student at Richmond School or who have been a student at the school.  Normally students would have attended the school for at least 3 years or would have attended Richmond School’s 6th Form College.

The Trust meets three times a year – November, February/March and June – to consider these applications.  Applications can be considered outside of these dates, but only in exceptional circumstances.

If you would like to apply, please can you follow the process outlined below:

Financial Assistance Application:

  • Complete Application 1 – if you have any questions, please contact the School Finance Officer
  • Return the completed form to the School Finance Officer –
  • The closing date for application is two weeks before the Trustees meet (Next meeting is 11th November 2020)

The Richmond School Trust Award Application

  • Complete Application 2 – if you have any queries, please contact the Sixth Form Administrator
  • Return the completed form to the Sixth Form Administrator
  • The closing date for application is two weeks before the Trustees meet (Next meeting is 11th November 2020)
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