Trinity Bursary Fund
Trinity has always been a school for children from every walk of life – indeed, this is central to its ethos and what makes it such a special place. This economic and social diversity has a profound effect on the sort of people Trinity students become. The Trinity Bursary Fund enables academically gifted young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Croydon and the surrounding area to benefit from an outstanding education, unlock their full potential and go on to make their mark in the world

School Year 2020/2021

Find out more about bursaries at Trinity, how these awards help shape our school community and how you can help change a child's life forever through a gift to the Bursary Fund

An Extraordinary Gift for talented children

Serving our community. Safeguarding the character of Trinity.

A good education is the surest means of advancement for children from low income backgrounds. The inability of these gifted children to access the educational support and training necessary to achieve entry to universities and key professions is a major factor in the stalling of social mobility. Children who come to Trinity have a significant educational advantage over the majority of their peers in Croydon, a borough where nearly 25% of children live in disadvantaged families.


We believe that remaining embedded in our local community and accessible to the widest range of talented children as possible, irrespective of family circumstances, is key to what makes Trinity such an outstanding school, and true to the vision of our founder, Archbishop John Whitgift.


By supporting the Trinity Bursary Fund you will be making an extraordinary gift. And changing lives forever.. 

What is the Trinity Bursary Fund?

The Trinity Bursary Fund is a dedicated part of the John Whitgift Foundation charity, focused on helping Trinity families.
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The Impact of Your Giving

Our supporters from the Trinity alumni and parent communities have already changed young lives forever.
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Our Heritage. Your Legacy...

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We're planning ahead. Find out how you can help future generations of Croydon children by leaving a gift in your Will
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Ways of Giving to Trinity

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We've made it easy to support Trinity in whatever way is most suitable for you. Every gift, whatever its size, can make a real difference.
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Bursary Stories

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Our bursary students thrive at Trinity, reach their full potential and go on to lead extraordinary lives.
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Messages from our Headmasters

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Our Bursary campaign has the unqualified backing of all our past Headmasters. Please read what they have had to say.
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Ambassador Network

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We work with a network of alumni and parent ambassadors who help spread the word about the Trinity Bursary Fund
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Meet the Development & Alumni Team

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Meet and contact the people behind the Trinity Bursary Fund
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Change a Life Today

Making a gift couldn't be easier: we have PayPal, credit card and direct debit options. You can make a single gift or set up a regular payment. A regular gift allows us to plan for the future with confidence.

Please remember to Gift Aid your donation as this increases its value by 25% at no additional cost to you. Thank you! 

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Why #1in5?

We want to be able to offer bursaries to 20% of our students

Thanks to endowment income from the John Whitfgift Foundation, and our own fundraising, Trinity currently offers bursaries to 17% of our school population. But we're aware that we can't meet the demand for bursary places and many gifted children are missing out on a Trinity education.


Our goal is to be able to support one in five of our students on a substantial bursary award. This will require the funding of another 40 full fee places -  an additional annual income of £350,000.


Thanks to your gifts, we are already in a position to support an additional 8 students from funds raised solely via voluntary donations, and we're on track to increase this to 10 students in the next academic year.


Working together and giving according to our means, we can change the lives of still more children. It takes just 40 people coming together to give £1 per day to fully fund a bursary place at Trinity.