Chipping Campden School Charitable Trust

“Changing times…continuing support for educational opportunity.”

Few things in life remain constant. The world of Education and its funding continues to change, but here at Chipping Campden ours is a heritage of helping our students to take advantage of educational opportunities, which sometimes might require some extra financial support, not available from the Education authorities or provided in Academy budgets.

There has been a School in the town of Chipping Campden since 1440, founded and nurtured by local benefactors. In more recent years the School has attracted investments from legacies, as well as gifts from individuals who have wished to support the School in a particular way. In 1991 the School Charity was established under a Trust Deed (revised in 2016) to ensure that, as in the past, today and in years to come there will remain an enviable long-term resource to improve the learning and broader educational opportunities, facilities and life of the School. This is made possible through the careful management of the Charity’s assets and investments by the Trustee body, most of whom have had many years’ experience of our School governance or senior leadership, and share a passion for excellence in academic standards and the perpetuation of our fine tradition of providing educational opportunity for our young people.

We are pleased that the historic link with Pembroke College, Oxford is continued in their appointment of one of our Nominated Trustees.

On occasions the Trustees will provide special benefits for School facilities and events where resources allow; however the greater part of the Charity’s programme is in support of the broader student curriculum, vocational learning, special educational opportunities, or School prizes. The Trustees will consider awarding grants to any student or groups of students at the School. In their deliberations the Trustees will be mindful of student and family economic circumstances and the opportunity provided by the specific nature of each application. In exceptional circumstances, grants may be also made to those particularly deserving students, still under the age of 25, who have continued with further education or vocational training and for whom our help would be of particular value.

  • Financial awards under the Hilda Terry Scheme demonstrating personal development from voluntary service in the UK or overseas.
  • Provision of financial assistance towards the cost of courses; outfits, clothing, tools, instruments, books or other costs to assist students in pursuit of academic or vocational learning opportunities. This may include Music or other Arts, Sport, Travel or the preparation for Professional or Occupational skills on leaving School, university or other educational establishments.
  • Equipment required for the School’s Duke of Edinburgh programme activities.
  • Support a student(s) undertaking a recognised apprenticeship or a work-related learning activity not otherwise provided within the School curriculum.
  • Special projects that may include extra-ordinary travel and outstanding personal achievement. “World Challenge” is a good example.
  • Support for business enterprise and entrepreneurial activities, where it is demonstrated that a loan or financial grant will enhance personal development.
  • Chipping Campden School Awards presentations and similar events

Applications in the first instance should be in writing, detailing the reasons for a grant and addressed to The PA to Mr J. Sanderson.

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