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The 1885 Bursary Fund

The 1885 legacy society

Inheritance Tax Reduction

The ‘Gift of Education’, as provided by the Gordon's Bursary Fund, transforms lives and raises aspirations. Any donation received from you will go directly to help children who need the academic rigour and pastoral support that Gordon’s offer. It is our pledge to you that your generosity will be used solely for this charitable purpose. Our core objective is to enrich young people’s lives by offering life changing opportunities through a great education and exceptional pastoral care. For further information, please click on the tab below.

 The future of Gordon’s is exciting but there will always be challenges. To ensure that the School sustains its leading position and provides the best possible opportunities, we will continually look to the future. Gordon’s has ambitious plans, both for the development of our facilities and for widening access to today’s 'necessitous' children. We need your help to bring some of these plans to fruition. Please click on the tab below.

 If your estate is valued in excess of £325,000 when you die, Inheritance Tax (IHT) may be due. But any gifts you make to The Gordon Foundation (or any registered charity) during your lifetime or in your Will will be exempt from Inheritance Tax. For further information, please click on the tab below.

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Parents' Association


We would welcome donations towards any aspect of school life. Please click on the tab below to donate to the 1885 Bursary; the Performing Arts Centre; the Pipes and Drums Band or for further information.

The Gordon's School Parents' Association works in partnership with Gordon’s School to support and benefit all students through targeted enrichment activities and events. Please click on the tab below to join.

Can you help by providing work experience placements and/or becoming involved with careers guidance? Please click on the tab below for further information.

Friends of Gordon's



Friends of Gordon's is an informal organisation open to anyone with a connection to the school, be it current parents or staff, former parents or staff, Gordonians, Governors, Trustees or members of the local community.Friends has been created to provide a way for you to retain your connection to the school going into the future - and membership is free! 

Gordon’s School is proud to be working together with businesses to help support our students and school via sponsorship, gifts in kind, donations, and student development.

There are endless opportunities for Gordon’s School and your business to work together and in return for your support your company will appear on our corporate page along with exposure to our parents and local community. 


As a state boarding school we do not have the historic endowment of many independent schools nor the substantial alumni base that is able to financially support the school. Instead, we need to work with the school and wider community to identify opportunities for fundraising, applying to appropriate trusts and foundations for specific grants as well as providing bursaries to individual necessitous students who would not otherwise be able to benefit from a Gordon’s education.

For example, in recent years we have been grateful for the support of the Wolfson Foundation for their £20k grant to update facilities in the DT workshop and to the Worshipful Company of Girdlers for their annual grant for bursaries, to ButtleUK, RNCF, Reedham Trust, ABF and others, for their support to individual students. We were delighted by the successes of the 2020 campaign to raise funds to equip the new Sports Hall, the 2016 campaign to raise funds for a new grand piano in the Recreation Hall, thereby improving opportunities for our talented musicians, and the 2014 campaign to fundraise to restore our iconic statue of General Gordon astride his camel.

We are always grateful for donations received. If you would like to discuss a donation that you are planning to make, would like more information or to discuss possible opportunities for fundraising at Gordon’s, do contact me, Jemma Moreau, Development Director of The Gordon Foundation, or telephone 01276 859704.