Foundationers Campaign Hits £3m target

We have reached an important milestone in the campaign’s fundraising - this has been made possible by the charitable actions of many in the Lancing community.

It is clear that the impact of the campaign has touched the hearts of OLs and parents and we are so grateful to all of you for your generous support. We are delighted to announce the completion of phase one and urge you to help us make phase two even more successful. Here are some of the campaign highlights from 2021

• In May 2021 we achieved our first phase £3m target 18 months ahead of schedule, through the amazing generosity of donors and the support of our professional partners.

• Our legacy programme is providing one fifth of the funding.

• In September 2021 we will have 17 Foundationers in the school community spread across all year groups (in September 2018 we only had seven).

• We have six Foundationer OLs studying at top universities including King’s College, Cambridge and Imperial College; another has recently been awarded a Benefactors Scholarship and a Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Scholarship from the Honourable Society of Middle Temple.

• Trinity School in Lewisham was our only partner four years ago. Today we are working in partnership with The Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation, East Side Young Leaders’ Academy and Buttle UK.

• Our aim to inspire and enrich young minds to make a real difference in the world is happening and is absolutely aligned to the ethos of the College.

• The ripple effect of the larger numbers of Foundationers in the school means that the older group are now acting as role models to the younger generation.

• Results from the latest OL Survey carried out in May show that this campaign is the one the Lancing community wants to continue to support above anything else. This has given us a real impetus as we move forward into the next stage.

• Our aim is always to encourage more of the Lancing community to join us as it is only with your help that we can transform another 25 young lives.