For when the unexpected happens.  Each year a number of families will experience unforeseen difficulties outwith their control; be it redundancy, long-term illness, divorce or death.  At a time of uncertainty, parents want to provide stability for their children, but their financial situation may prevent them from doing so.  Donations to The Hardship Fund can go towards Retreats, uniform costs, or educational trips.

One thoughtful parent made an anonymous gift to The Hardship Fund to ensure that one child would be able to attend their Retreat.

"I made an anonymous donation so that a pupil was able to attend their retreat.

I had heard that one family was going through difficulties and it seemed unfair that their child would be prevented from attending a retreat and taking part in what is an enriching experience, both spiritually and socially.  It’s so important, during these formative teenage years, for young people to be included and treated the same as their peers; after all these experiences are what make lifelong memories.

Making my gift anonymously meant that the situation was dealt with sensitively, which was important to me for the sake of the young person and their family.”  Donate button



£100 - £250

can pay for one pupil to attend a Retreat



can pay for one pupil taking part in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, which not only builds character and resilience, but is well received on university applications.


can pay for more specialised subject-related visits      such as to Cern, for Physics pupils.