Bursaries Appeal 2017/18
Latymer has much to offer, and with hard work and dedication I will grab this opportunity with both hands. I hope that one day in the future I will be able to give somebody the same opportunity.Bursary recipient, Year 9
THE BURSARIES APPEAL 2017/18
The Bursaries Appeal has one aim: to provide financial support for girls and boys who show great promise in the entrance exam process, but whose families could not otherwise afford to send them to Latymer Upper School.
Launched in 2005, this annual appeal has financed the education of 38 bright and promising children. This extraordinary success is the result of many hundreds of gifts from all sections of the Latymer Community: alumni, current and former parents and staff, Governors and friends of the School.
The Bursaries Appeal does not necessarily ask for large donations; the majority of gifts are relatively small. Many donations are made by Direct Debit which helps us to plan and commit to future awards.
The Alan Rickman BursaryAlan Rickman was a well-known and loved actor at Latymerian (Class of 1964). As part of the 2016/17 appeal, thanks to generous gifts from the Latymer community and his fans worldwide, we raised enough to fund a bursary in his name.
As many will know, Alan's own early life illustrates the transformational power of a Latymer education. From a modest family background, at eleven years old he won a place at Latymer Upper School on a full bursary. As with our bursary recipients today, this opened a door to a myriad of opportunities. The rest, as they say, is history. Alan went on to worldwide acclaim as an actor and director but he never forgot his old school, returning to Latymer on many occasions to work with our students studying drama and to lend his support for our bursary programme. You can give to the Alan Rickman bursary by clicking on "Donate by Credit Card" and ticking the relevant box.