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City of London

School for girls

City of London School for Girls Bursary Trust Fund   

City Needs your Help

Each year, City receives over 250 requests for bursary places. We want the school’s vast range of educational opportunities to be open to girls who will benefit most from learning here, not just those who can afford the fees. It is our intention to assist all of our girls who are both academically able and qualify for a bursary. All our bursaries are means-tested, so you know your donation will be supporting a worthy student. As little as £5 can make a huge difference.

As we look towards 2019 and the 125th Anniversary of our founding by William Ward, we want to increase our means-tested support by raising £125,000 (the equivalent of funding eight full fee bursaries for a year). Last year’s appeal raised an amazing £60,000 and we need your help to raise the final £65,000 needed to reach our target.

Your Gift

Making a donation to the school’s Bursary Fund is simple and you can choose to donate in a number of ways.

Donate Online
You can now donate online via the charity’s Just Giving page. Both one-off gifts and regular donations can be made via this route and Gift Aid can also be reclaimed on any donations made online by UK tax payers.

Send your Gift in the Post
Simply send your donation to our Development Office, along with a completed copy of our Annual Fund Donation Form. Please make sure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the form and that cheques are made payable to ‘CLSG Bursary Fund’. 

The Development Office
City of London School for Girls
St Giles' Cripplegate

Gift Aid and Match Funding

As the City of London School for Girls Bursary Fund is a charity (number 276251) we can reclaim tax on any gift donated by a taxpayer and your gift will be increased by 25%. Remember to complete the Gift Aid Declaration on the donation form (there is no additional cost to you making a Gift Aid declaration). In addition, the City of London Corporation has agreed to match your gift.

We hope that this will provide greater incentive to make a donation today.

Other Types of Gift
You may feel that the kind of gift you want to make is not suited to the Annual Fund. Perhaps it is a substantial donation for a specific purpose, a bequest in a will or a gift in memoriam. If you wish to discuss options other than those offered through the Annual Fund, or if you would like further information, please contact:

Mr Alan Bubbear, Bursar
Phone: 020 7847 5524

Why Donate?

As a result of our fundraising efforts, of which the Annual Fund Appeal is a major part, we are proud to say that we currently have many girls receiving bursary support. We hope to maintain and extend this number, with your help. We know that there are many calls on your generosity, but we know that we offer something special: a chance to realise a talented girl’s abilities and aspirations.

I am most grateful to my benefactors who have enabled me to come to City, as I would not have been able to attend otherwise. I really love City as it is not just a centre of academic excellence but I have also discovered new interests and broadened my horizons through taking part in a variety of the clubs and societies on offer. City stretches me in every area and though I sometimes find the work challenging, I am up for the challenge! I hope to go to university, possibly to read medicine, as I want to do something that makes a difference.


It is impossible to do justice to the difference City has made to my life, especially as I would not have been able to attend CLSG without the financial support available to girls like me; I hope in time to repay the great debt I owe to the Corporation and the School.


The Pewterers’ Company has for many years provided both practical and financial support for education. It was one of the original founders of the City and Guilds organisation and continues provide a member of Council as well as a Court member for City University. We also sponsor a work experience fellowship for A level science students at the Institute of Neurology. On the financial front, we provide bursaries at a number of schools, including the City of London School for Girls. In this respect, it is a real privilege to be able to provide assistance to some particularly talented students and to help them continue to benefit from all that the school has to offer.

Pewterers' Company