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.

Here is what some of our bursary recipients and donors have said about their experience.

Dr Hannah McFarland OI

“My time at Ipswich School was genuinely an incredibly happy period of my life. As I look back over the things I’ve done since school I can’t quite believe how lucky I have been. I will always be grateful to the school for giving me the knowledge, skills and ambition to achieve what I have.

I genuinely believe the bursary I was awarded changed my life”

Rosie Geelmuyden OI
Rosie Geelmuyden OI

Without the assistance from my Ipswich School Bursary, I don’t believe that I would have been able to achieve half as much as I have. Ipswich School has provided me with an extensive level of support and a wide range of opportunities which would not have been available to me elsewhere.
Thankfully the generosity of the School allowed for me to learn and grow in an environment more suited to me.”

Alex Yeandle OI
Alex Yeandle OI

Without a shadow of a doubt Ipswich School made me as a person and prepared me for adult life. The opportunities I find myself with going into the future are due to the fantastic education I received, not just in an academic sense but in a co-curricular sense also. Experiences which will stay with me for the rest of my life. 

I will forever be in gratitude for the bursary and scholarship schemes available at Ipswich and strongly believe in the potential they have for furthering social mobility in Suffolk and surrounding areas.”

Karl Daniels OI, Former Chair of Governors and Bursary Donor

“It is so necessary for Ipswich School to be able to provide bursaries for boys and girls who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to come here – my education at this school gave me so much and I am delighted to have been able to give something back.

I hope my experience, and the joy is has given me to see this young person excel, will encourage other OIs to support the provision of bursaries in the future, at whatever level.”

John Poulter, supporter and former governor
John Poulter, Former Governor and Bursary Donor

Education is the most valuable legacy that one generation can bestow on the next. The recipient of the bursary which I funded will, I am sure, relish their good fortune, but the benefit extends to the wider School community.

It is a privilege to have made the contribution and I urge others to do likewise.”