2016 · ISSUE 5
For further information about
current or future Development plans,
or if you wish to discuss including
The Dragon School Trust in your Will,
Jane Pendry, Head of Development
Dragon School, Bardwell Road,
Oxford OX2 6SS
T: +44 (0)1865 315415
Update on the Inky Fund
In 2008, The R K Ingram Fund was
founded to remember Inky, Headmaster
at the Dragon between 1965 and 1989.
The fund aims to support families who
suffer an unexpected change in their
circumstances, usually through illness,
and require some financial support
to enable their child to finish the
academic year, or in some exceptional
circumstances, their Dragon education.
Since that time, over 200 ODs,
former parents and staff have made more
than 1,000 donations raising a total of
£265k. Every year, the Dragon draws
approximately £50k from its hardship
funds to support children and families;
last year the Inky Fund contributed
£36k. To date, £159k from the fund has
helped children benefit from the stability
and security of the Dragon during an
unstable time in their young lives.
Each year, 3 or 4 children benefit from
The Dragon also receives contributions
fromThe Lynam Education Fund, an
endowed hardship fund managed by
Trustees. As a result, the Inky fund retains
a healthy balance of almost £107k.
The Inky Fund continues to grow,
thanks to ongoing regular contributions
through standing orders and £19k was
added last year. All of you who have
supported, or are supporting, The Inky
Fund have provided much needed
stability to dozens of children over the
years and on their behalf, we thank you.
2014-15 Academic Year
The total raised for the Academic year
2014-15 is summarised as follows.
Approximately 50% of funds raised
were for bursaries. All 24 children
currently on transformational bursaries
were fully funded purely by donations.
Current parents, despite having to pay
out significant school fees for their own
children, on average donate two-thirds
of the funding for our bursary pupils.
Old Dragons and, in some cases former
staff, fund up to one third, sometimes
through generous legacies. The Dragon Sale
now also makes a significant contribution
to the bursary fund and aims to fund a
bursary child for one year, every year.