Founding Futures Bursary Fund


Through our Founding Futures Bursary Fund we want to open up access to Ipswich School to any pupil, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.


We believe an Ipswich School education has the power to be transformational and wish to enable more children with potential and passion to realise their dreams.

Unlike many other Independent schools, Ipswich does not have a large endowment providing bursaries to support children in the School. Every year we have to turn away deserving children with the potential to benefit from our outstanding educational and co-curricular opportunities. 

We don’t want to turn these children away. We want to say yes to every deserving family that applies for financial help.

The Impact of Bursaries

The impact of a bursary far outweighs the actual amount given. It is an immeasurable gift that can redefine the life of its recipient. Below are just some of the lives changed by receiving 100% fee assistance at Ipswich School.

Wendy Sun
Dr Hannah McFarland OI
Dr Hannah McFarland
Prof Mark Bailey


We need your help to fully fund as many 100% bursary places as possible to offer opportunity to deserving young people in our community. It is our ultimate dream to, one day, be needs blind.

Through the Founding Futures Bursary Fund, we will begin supporting children in their educational journey immediately. We have also started to build an endowment that will resonate for years to come. 

Now, more than ever, we need the Ipswich School community to come together to help bring this dream to fruition and transform the lives of young people for decades to come. 

Join us in giving this gift to future generations of Suffolk children – the gift of first-class education in outstanding surroundings; the gift of a foundation for their future.

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving the community and world better than you found it” 

Marian Wright Edelman