The Hurtwood House Foundation has been formed for a number of reasons. First and foremost we wish to fund scholarships and bursaries for those deserving students who otherwise would not be able to join us due to financial constrictions. Donations are also used to fund major capital projects throughout the year to help with the constant improvements we are making to the school.
To maintain its position as one of England’s leading educational establishments and to further its reputation at the cutting edge of the Performing and Creative Arts, the School has embarked on a comprehensive programme to develop and upgrade its facilities. Already over the last four years the School has invested more than £6 million on this programme and it is anticipated that a similar amount will be spent over the next five years in order to achieve our aims and objectives. Future plans include a “courtyard” classroom and leisure area to the rear of the School, a sports pavilion and a new Health Centre.
The Foundation is grateful for every donation it receives, no matter how large or how modest, because it is the accumulation of gifts of all sizes that will ultimately enable The Foundation to meet its targets. However, it is clear that in order to achieve the necessary funding, the Foundation will be dependent on the generosity of leading benefactors. Recognition of such donors is clearly important and patrons may be interested in the “naming” opportunities which are available and which would provide a lasting link with the School. On the other hand, those who wish to remain anonymous may do so.
Through the generosity of donors the School has established a permanent endowment fund and it is The Foundation’s aim that the income from this invested capital will provide a number of scholarships and bursaries for particularly able and deserving students for the two years of the A-level course.
In compliance with the legal requirements relating to Foundations, the Hurtwood Foundation has been incorporated as a ‘not for profit’ Private Company Limited by Guarantee. Because Hurtwood House School is run as an LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) and not as a charity, the Hurtwood Foundation does not qualify for charitable status, which means that neither the donors nor the Foundation itself can receive the tax benefits that charitable status would confer. Despite this, we have been very encouraged by the support already shown for this most worthwhile of enterprises – a testament to the loyalty and affection that past and present students and parents feel for Hurtwood, and the high regard in which this project is held.
If you would like to make a donation you can do so by cheque, by credit transfer or by credit card. Full details can be found on our donation form, which you can complete and return:DOWNLOAD OUR DONATION FORM