COVID-19 Bursary Appeal


Please help us keep all of our current pupils in school during and beyond this crisis.

Sadly, the Covid-19 pandemic sees many families within the Schools facing real financial hardship.

As always, our pupils remain at the centre of what we do. Their emotional well-being and education are our primary motivations in launching this appeal and have guided our actions during the pandemic.

The Schools are fully committed to supporting families in need through existing resources but sadly these resources are not infinite.The cost for each child who needs a full bursary varies according to their age, but is in the region of £4,000 per term. 

We need your help.

If you are able, please give what you can. Your donation will help us secure our twin objectives of ensuring continuity of education for as many pupils as possible whilst ensuring the Schools can continue to grow and thrive into our fourth century.

Whatever else they may lose because of the pandemic, together we can help this generation of Allanians maintain their sense of belonging and the opportunities that come along with an exceptional Dame Allan’s education.

Thank you.

Dr John R. Hind, Principal of Dame Allan's Schools

I was not a pupil at Dame Allan's, but in my 20 years association with the Schools I have seen the huge benefits of a Dame Allan's education.

In these turbulent times our children’s education has been severely disrupted. However, due to the fantastic efforts of our staff, we have still been able to provide comprehensive remote learning and support. I am proud to say our students have responded wonderfully to this and the Governors are committed to ensuring if at all possible, all of our current pupils can continue to enjoy the Dame Allan's experience.

Our commitment is such that we have already earmarked substantial funds to support this appeal, but we need more. Your added support would be invaluable to our school community in our time of need. Thank you.

Ian Belsham, Chair of Governors

These are very difficult times for all of us, but inevitably for some more than others.

Throughout all the many years I taught at Dame Allan's, I always used to think how lucky I was to be teaching in such an institution. And of course if I was feeling that way then the pupils were too, and I am sure that this is the situation today.

Which is why I am more than happy to lend my voice to this appeal to you, as Allanians, to help those for whom the future at Dame Allan's is in doubt due to no fault of their own.

Please do help if you can. 

Bill Lomas, governor and former Vice Principal of Dame Allan's

I am thrilled to know that Dame Allan's Schools are launching this Appeal, which is in the best traditions of the foundation.

For more than three centuries, Dame Allan's has nurtured generations of girls and boys and given them the solid ground upon which to build their lives. I am sure, all who know the Schools will want this to continue far into the future.

By making a donation, large or small, we can ensure this is so and , also, we can acknowledge the part the Schools have played in our own lives.'

Angela Crossfield, former Deputy Head of the Girls' School

The last few weeks when time has seemed to stand still for those of us not providing essential services has helped to refresh our understanding of what we value most in our lives. 

Family, home and friends are at the core closely followed by the benefits bestowed by a first-class education. A mind open to new experiences, even unwelcome ones, and capable of giving them context and balance by distinguishing objective truth from distortion.

Throughout its history Dame Allans has provided such an education and l for one feel fortunate and privileged to have attended the School.  It deserves our support at this difficult time.

Bryan Sanderson, President of The Allanian Society

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