In 2002, the Dragon marked its 125th anniversary with the launch of the Transformational Bursary Programme. The first four children funded by the scheme joined the School in 2003 and since then, over 100 pupils have benefitted. Donations to our bursary provision provide an environment where all of our pupils, whether from a family of privilege or not, can develop their passions, achieve their potential, and flourish.

The Dragon funds up to five children in each year group who would otherwise be unable to experience a Dragon education. Families applying must first submit a financial questionnaire, which is then approved through independent, external review. Once financial need is established and the level of support determined by the Chief Operating Officer, candidates are assessed for admission like any other Dragon. Many factors are considered, and ultimately, children are accepted who can both positively contribute to and gain from the School – whether academically, in sport, the arts or through their disposition and personality. Applicants hail from a wide range of backgrounds and have many talents, truly representing the special and unique character of the Dragon. 

All gifts are greatly valued by the School and regular gifts by direct debit help to secure our Transformational Bursary Programme for the future. We welcome donations of all sizes and frequencies, which combined make a real difference to the lives of the pupils who benefit.

If 150 Dragons gave a gift ofit would enable us to fund
£10 per month + Gift Aida day pupil for a year
£15 per month + Gift Aida boarding pupil for a year
£210 per quarter + Gift Aida boarding pupil from E to A Block
£2,400 per year + Gift Aidour full Transformational Bursary Programme for a year

For more information on supporting our transformational programme, contact Saira Uppal, Director of Development and Social Impact +44(0) 1865 315 415. She would be delighted to hear from you.

The Dragon is such a unique school. The more children who can benefit from it, the better; that is why we are enthusiastic supporters of the transformational bursaries programme.
Current Dragon Parents