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Boarding House
Stained glass window in the School chapel
Rainbow over the School

The Aysgarth School Foundation is committed to widening access to the School and supporting its development as one of the country’s leading preparatory schools. The Foundation has been set up to raise funds for bursaries, enabling families, regardless of circumstances to give their child an Aysgarth education and to offer all pupils the distinctive Aysgarth life. The Foundation plays a vital role in securing the School’s future through funding development projects.

The School has benefited from the philanthropy of previous generations throughout its history. In its past, it has been able to fund investments in the School of over £1 million through prudent management. However, the step change projects needed to keep it at the forefront of prep school education whilst widening access to this excellence necessitates an appeal to the generosity of the current generation.

About the Aysgarth Foundation

The Clement Hales Society

The difference you can make

Since its launch in 2008 the Aysgarth Foundation has raised well over £1.34 million for the school and this has allowed us to embark upon a vast number of projects that have benefitted both the school and its pupils.

The Clement Hales Sports Hall

 

The Reynolds Hall

 

Art department

Art department

 

Goddard bursary funds

The Goddards

providing the opportunity for an Aysgarth education when financial circumstances, to all intent and purposes, render such hopes impossible


 

The Headmaster’s Annual Fund Appeal

It is a pleasure to outline this year’s Headmaster’s Fund Appeal.
Thanks to your generosity, over £1.65 million has been raised for Aysgarth School and this has allowed us to embark upon a vast number of projects that have benefitted both the school and its pupils: projects from the Clement Hales Sports Hall, Reynolds Hall through to the improved facilities and equipment in use during creative subjects and the activities programme. Furthermore, bursaries have widened the access to Aysgarth and have enabled parents to offer their sons an Aysgarth education when financial circumstances have rendered such hopes as near impossible.
Most recently, your generosity has helped to purchase Pre-Prep Forest Schools equipment, wireless headsets and table tennis tables. Every single aspect of your assistance has been gratefully received and I take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the pupils and staff of this very special school. Looking to the future, this year we are seeking your assistance on four very different projects

Bowling machine

Cricketers playing in front of the pavillion

The boys have, for some time, benifitted from the use of a bowling machine. As the current machine begins to near the end of it’s life, we are seeking a new Stuart and Williams machine to enchance our coaching offering. We provide the opportunity for the boys to net through the winter and our cricketing staff are very keen to ensure that the best possible facilities are available. With a significant number of boys playing representative cricket, and the game being as popular as ever, Aysgarth cricket is in good shape - this will enable us to go a stage further.

Appeal target: upwards of £2358 each

Street furniture

Skate ramp

The boys are extremely excited at the prospect of acquiring some equipment to help develop their scooter and skate tricks. Suitable for skaters of all ages and skill levels, the boys will have a great time ‘shredding’ on ramps, boxes and rails. Lightweight yet tough and durable these versatile portable ramps, boxes and rails will be easy to setup and store. Boys on wheels over ramps on concrete? Aysgarth to the core! (Manufactured to the highest standard by a Yorkshire based family company).

Appeal target: £200 per item

Air history library

Art department

The recently developed art department is a hive of industry and especially now that it is overseen by the new Head of Art, Miss Emmott. Emma-Jayne is keen to develop the range of art history books available to the boys for research. These books will support the existing curriculum and further develop the boys’ knowledge of art history.

Appeal target: approx £20 per item

Digital cameras

Digital camera

The Pre-Prep children love to take digital photographs to support their work within the classroom. We are hoping to purchase a small number of robust and simple cameras to allow them to freely experiment and develop their photographic skills.

Appeal target: £70 per item

I do hope that you will be able to support us in these aims.With my thanks as ever for your continued support.
Rob Morse (Headmaster of Aysgarth School)

The difference you can make

Last year the Headmaster's appeal successfully raised funds towards the following projects

Table tennis tables

Table tennis table

 

Forest school equipment

Lighting a camp fire

 

Wireless headsets for the drama department

Actors in the Hobbit

 

Goddard bursary funds

The Goddards

providing the opportunity for an Aysgarth education when financial circumstances, to all intent and purposes, render such hopes impossible