Creating life-changing opportunities 

The aim of the Foundation Awards* is to transform the lives of talented young people, giving them the chance to flourish with a Dean Close education. Particularly intended to support those pupils who can really contribute to school life, take part, and inspire those around them.

* these awards are means-tested.  


“Being a Foundation award holder has been an incredible experience. Even though I will be leaving Dean Close this year, I will not forget the things I have learnt over the past four years. The opportunities I have had, has given me many amazing memories and friends that I will remember for the rest of my life!  I am so grateful for the people who give to the award. Thank you so much for giving me this time at Dean Close.”

Cherissa, Foundationer 2018-2023

As an eleven-year-old boy, I was awarded a bursary. Now, as headmaster, I relate to pupils going through this transformational experience. I greatly value the social diversity bursaries bring because I believe the ability to empathise is one of the key skills we must give all our pupils. 

Bradley Salisbury, Dean Close School Headmaster 

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Listen to two of our recent Foundation pupils, Cherissa and Grace, who speak with Bradley Salisbury and their classmates, about just what a difference the opportunity to attend Dean Close has made to their lives and the whole of the Dean Close Community.