Launched during our 175th anniversary in 2017, the primary focus of our ten-year development plan is to raise funds for our transformational bursary programme, enabling girls to benefit from a Woldingham education whatever their financial circumstances. As one of the top 100 independent schools in the country, a bursary to attend Woldingham can be life changing.
We currently support more than 40 girls through a full or partial bursary. Our aim is to raise additional funds to increase the number of transformational bursaries we can offer to support bright and committed students who would benefit from a Woldingham education.
Transformational bursaries have a lifelong impact on students and their families. Here are some of their stories.
"Being Head Girl at Woldingham was wonderful because after seven years of growing and learning and being exposed to so many wonderful things, I had the opportunity to give back and share my experience with the younger girls and make them feel heard and loved…Woldingham changed my life. It made my life in a lot of ways and what I am doing now…Receiving a bursary was so important because none what I have been achieving now, could have done it without Woldingham." - Rachel, bursary recipient currently studying at University of Cambridge and former Woldingham Head Girl
"Our daughter greatly enjoyed studying at Woldingham School. She received a very high level of education and enjoyed amazing levels of support and encouragement. This gave her the opportunity to fulfil her dream of going to Oxford University. As a family, we remain utterly grateful for the good fortune. The Bursary Fund is without doubt a testimony to your commitment to inclusion, diversity and excellence." - Bursary recipient parent
"The Foundation isn’t just about bricks and mortar. It is about giving the opportunity to young, ambitious and smart girls who might not otherwise get the opportunity to come to Woldingham to be the best that they can be. I don’t see this as a ‘charitable act’ but more as an investment – an investment in young women who will grow up to make a difference and positive contribution to society." - Bursary donor and former parent
"I am so grateful for my time at Woldingham. It helped me to do well academically to get the grades I needed to get in to medical school. Woldingham is a lovely place. I feel very lucky to have received a bursary to allow me to attend. I hope other people will have the same opportunities as I have had." - Phoebe, bursary recipient and medical student
Named after Jayne Triffitt, Headmistress of Woldingham School from 2007-2016, and who sadly died in 2018, this bursary is awarded each year to a girl joining the school in Year 7. It provides a 100% bursary from entry at age 11 through to Upper Sixth. We are currently raising funds to enable us to offer the Jayne Triffitt Award annually. With increasing support, we are aiming to increase the number of transformational bursaries we offer over the next ten years, creating more life changing opportunities for talented young women.
More information on applying for a bursary can be found in our admissions area.
Woldingham families, alumnae and friends have already been hugely generous and we are immensely grateful for their support. You can contribute in many ways to support the growth of the Foundation and help transform a girl’s life through a Woldingham education.
You can donate via bank transfer, or cheque. Please download and complete the Giving Form or make an on-line donation by credit or debit card using our Just Giving page link below.
You can make regular gifts to the Jayne Triffitt Bursary Fund every month, term or year. This flexibility allows you to give generously while reducing the impact on your finances. To set up a standing order please complete the Giving Form or you can set up a Direct Debit via our Just Giving page, please use the link below.
We invite 100 families to join the 100 Club, who each commit to donate £100 per term. This club makes a generous contribution to the Bursary Fund every year.
As a member of the 100 Club, you enter an annual prize draw for the chance to win a substantial cash prize.
To join the 100 Club, complete the download the 100 Club e-leaflet which explains more about the club.
For donations from overseas, the Foundation has an international bank account number (IBAN) and a SWIFT code. Please download and complete the Giving Form
Donating stocks and shares by an individual or company is one of the most tax efficient way to support the Foundation. Contact Development Manager Camilla Mair on 01883 654308 or email@example.com for more information.
Any legacy you leave to the Foundation is exempt from inheritance tax. Your bequest can take the form of cash, shares or items of property, such as land or valuables. Contact Development Manager Camilla Mair on 01883 654308 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When your daughter leaves Woldingham, why not consider gifting the deposit (or a percentage of it) you made when she joined the school. To do this, download and complete the Gift Your Deposit.
We regularly host events and auctions to support the Foundation. By donating a high value prize, you can help us raise funds. Get in touch with Development Manager Camilla Mair on 01883 654308 or email@example.com if you would like to gift a prize.
We accept donations of new and nearly new uniform and sport uniform which we sell. Proceeds from these sales, which run three times a year, support the Woldingham School bursary programme.
If you can offer your time or experience to support the efforts of the development team, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Mrs Camilla Mair, Development Manager on 01883 654308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information or to offer your support, please contact Camilla Mair, Development Manager on 01883 654308 or email@example.com
Or write to: Development Manager, Woldingham School, Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey CR3 7YA.
The Woldingham School Foundation is part of Woldingham School (Registered Charity number 1125376).
Relationships forged at Woldingham last a lifetime and many former students maintain close links with the school and each other. The alumnae team runs events, supports networks and helps former students and their families keep in touch with the school and each other.
WSHA is the global community of Old Girls of Woldingham School. All former students are invited to be a WSHA member. WSHA’s role is to support and nurture the ongoing relationship between the school and all former students. It aims to create opportunities for alumnae to connect with the school, their friends and the wider alumnae community and be a ‘Woldingham girl’ for life.
WSHA helps alumnae to connect through events, social media, reunions, business networking, careers events, the annual Woldingham magazine and to support of the Woldingham School Foundation.
WSHA has a committee of volunteers and Year Reps who develop initiatives, activities and communications to help maintain your connection with the school into the future.
WSHA is always keen to welcome new members to the committee. If you would like to join this friendly group and are able to attend three committee meetings each year, in November, February and June, at Woldingham School, please contact the Alumnae Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0) 1883 654307.
WSHA runs a programme of events every year, which members are warmly invited to attend. These include:
For more information about WSHA events or if you have not received your invitation, please contact Alumnae Development Officer on 01883 654307 or email@example.com.
Woldingham alumnae pursue a huge variety of careers. Through the WSHA Business Network you can network with other alumnae for mutual benefit. Many alumnae have strong entrepreneurial skills and start their own businesses.
WSHA is keen to promote alumnae businesses. You can do this by:
If you would like to list your business in the business directory, at no cost, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
Your name, (and the name you were known as in school if different), the year that you left, your business name, a one line description, your web address or phone number.
WSHA would like to keep in contact with as many of you as possible, so please ensure we have your current contact details so you don’t miss out on any of the following:
We are always looking to include interesting features from alumnae. If you have a story or a business you would like to share, please get in touch at email@example.com.
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WSHA has created a beautiful sterling silver heart and cross pendant. This is given to all Upper Sixth leavers to welcome them as members of WSHA and the alumnae community. Alumnae can also buy pendants (£30 inc P&P UK only) at WSHA events or directly through the Alumnae Development Officer.
WSHA has created a Christmas card depicting a snowy Pergola Walk. Packs of ten cards are available for £10.
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