Wetherby Prep Bursary Fund

Why the Wetherby Prep School Bursary Fund? 

Coming to school at Wetherby Prep School is an extraordinary experience. We are immensely proud of the opportunities the school offers which have helped shape and transform the lives of so many boys over the years. The Bursary fund allows us to provide access to the school to boys and families who come from different economic backgrounds, which has the dual impact of making a life-changing difference for the individual student and broadening and enhancing the experience and perspectives of all the students.

The Charity

The Gold Standard Charitable Trust raises monies for bursaries at WPS and all the schools in the Alpha Plus family.   The Charity has a dedicated Wetherby Prep School Bursary Fund with goal of the supporting the students already enrolled at Wetherby who have been awarded bursaries and adding one or more additional students each year. Donations to this fund will be designated to students at Wetherby Prep and can be used at Wetherby Senior should the student continue there. If all the needs of Wetherby Prep students are completely met, funds may also be used where the need is greatest among the schools that GSCT serves.

Tax Advantaged Giving: “Gift Aid It!”

The tax laws of the UK allow you to increase your giving impact substantially if you apply for gift aid.  Families in the 45% tax bracket who claim gift aid have an impact 82% greater than the net cost of their gift. For the 40% tax bracket the impact is an additional 67% and in the 20% bracket it is still 25% extra for the students. The table below shows how that works:

Tax Rate Gift Amount     Post Tax Cost to Donor      Gift Aid           Total to School % Increase of Impact
45% tax rate £10,000 £6875 £2500 £12,500 +82%
40% tax rate £1,000 £750 £250 £1,250 +67%
20% tax rate £100 £100 £25 £125 +25%

You can help us be a better and stronger school and allow us to bring in wonderful, interesting and talented students with your gift to the Wetherby Prep School Bursary Appeal.

To make an online donation please click here.

For more information about the Bursary Appeal, other ways to make a gift at the Gold Standard Charitable Trust, click here to review the WPS Bursary booklet or email us on bursaries@wetherbyprep.co.uk