Support the MGS Trust Bursary Now Appeal (Charity No. 526564)
In October 2020, we formally launched our third major bursary appeal since 1998. It is vital that we protect our bursary programme, and we hope that members of the MGS Community who are in a position to help, will support the MGS Bursary Now Appeal.
Support the new Sixth Form Centre and Sports Pavilion (Charity No. 529909)
The Governors of The Manchester Grammar School are delighted to announce that the School has received planning permission for the construction of a new state of the art Sixth Form Centre and Sports Pavilion. This building project is the next stage of the School’s long term development plan and is designed to ensure that MGS has the appropriate infrastructure that ensures we can deliver the very best education for current pupils and the generations to come.
We are delighted to announce that £3 million has been pledged towards our £4 million fundraising target. New gifts and pledges from our community towards our £4 million total will enable the School to begin work on the new building project at the end of this academic year.
The MGS Trust and The Manchester Grammar School Foundation are both educational charities. The School was founded in 1515 by Hugh Oldham, Bishop of Exeter, to provide an education of the highest quality for those who qualified by their intelligence and potential, regardless of parental income and background. Since the removal of the state-funded Assisted Places Scheme in 1998, thanks to donations from Old Mancunians, parents and supporters, the bursary funds managed by the MGS Trust have grown to over £30m. One sixth of the pupils in the School receive means-tested financial help, with the average support being 94% of the school fee. This is a remarkable achievement but in spite of the success that we have achieved, we regret that each year we are disappointing about 40 deserving boys for whom we have insufficient funds.
Whilst always being mindful of the importance of keeping school fees as low as possible, so that we can maintain access to the School without compromising the quality of the education we offer, we seek to invest sensibly in our facilities and site, thinking both of the needs of boys currently in the School, and those of the generations to come. Periodically the Development Office fundraises to improve our facilities. We are currently raising funds for a new Sixth Form Centre and Sports Pavilion.
We hope that our supporters will include the MGS Trust and The MGS Foundation amongst their chosen charities in the coming years and give according to their means.