Bursary opportunities

“Receiving a bursary at Highgate undoubtedly changed my life. I left in 2012 to begin a six-year medical course at the University of Cambridge. ” Jamie, doctor

Coronavirus Update

Supporting Bursaries

Highgate has no endowment to meet the costs of running the School. To realise our charitable vision, we need resources beyond the income we have, and with support from donations, we will be able to make a greater impact more quickly. ​

Fundraising Gala night 1Many of our bursary awards, much of our partnership teaching work and a good deal of our building developments are supported by the generosity of donors. Since 2012, over 800 donors have made a philanthropic commitment to help Highgate create more educational opportunities, and have collectively donated and pledged over £7.2 million; over £3.5m of this in support of bursaries.​

We want both to make an impact on children’s lives now, and also to secure funding for the future. We are therefore inviting donors to make gifts in a variety of ways to suit their personal circumstances:​

  • Regular instalments, to enable us to fund a bursary recipient’s education at Highgate year by year;​
  • Single donations, should a donor prefer to give a multi-year bursary in one instalment rather than several;​
  • Capital or legacy gifts, to enable us to build up an endowment fund, to help secure the future of bursaries.​

Tax-efficient Giving​

​Highgate School is a registered charity and so there are several tax-efficient ways of making your gift. We can claim Gift Aid on donations made from UK taxed income, thus boosting donations by 25p for every £1 donated. Higher-rate taxpayers can also claim personal tax relief. ​

We also accept gifts of shares, which can be a particularly tax-efficient way of giving.

To find out more about donating to Bursaries, please email Emily, Development Director – development@highgateschool.org.uk.