Up to five students will be selected each year; they will need to show the potential to access Lancing’s high academic standards, the individual potential and the motivation to seize the opportunity that these awards afford. The programme aims to attract students who stand out as being able to gain the most from, and contribute the most to, a Lancing education. Some will come from challenging family backgrounds, others from failing schools, and may live in areas where life chances are limited. These factors can bring about vulnerabilities that limit the opportunity for a young person to progress and achieve their goals.
Lancing has a long history of providing bursaries to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who would not otherwise have a chance to receive the kind of education that Lancing offers. This new campaign demonstrates a strong desire to ensure that the benefits of a Lancing education are made more widely available. Pupils will come from a wide variety of schools, both local and national, and will join in the Third Form and also the Sixth Form; they will be part of the wider Lancing community.