The Foundation stepped in to help my daughter at what was a very difficult time in her life. She realises how lucky she is and that without their support, and the School’s, she would not have succeeded as she has done.
The Cranleigh Foundation is a fund which over the coming decades will build to a substantial endowment to support bursaries to provide a Cranleigh education for Foundationer pupils who have a significant pastoral need, such as losing the support of one or both parents through exceptional or tragic circumstances, and who would benefit from a nurturing boarding environment.
The Fund is still in its infancy, but since it was set up in 2007, we have funded 10 Foundationer places at Cranleigh. The School is continuing to offer Foundationer places and seeks the support of the community to fund these life-transforming opportunities. Although some parents or Guardians of Foundationer pupils might be in a position to make a financial contribution towards their child’s education, most will not, and the Foundation funds must be built on the assumption that it will fully support all Foundationers.
The Foundation does not seek funds for capital projects.
Nick’s Cornish Coastal Challenge
To celebrate his 75th birthday, Old Cranleighan and Chairman of the Trustees of the Cranleigh Foundation, Nick Meyer, took on the challenge of walking 300 miles of the Cornish coast over the summer of 2019 in aid of the Cranleigh Foundation. Nick sponsored himself £30 per mile and sought sponsorship from members of the Cranleigh community.
Nick raised over £24,000 – a fantastic achievement!
The Cranleigh Foundation is a cause which is very dear to my heart and taking on this challenge gave me the opportunity of personally raising funds for the Foundation. Having Foundationers at Cranleigh is an important part of the school’s ethos. Ultimately we hope to have two Foundationers in each year and we’re well on our way to achieving that particular goal.
To read up about Nick’s walk and to find out who joined him, you can read his Cornish Coastal Challenge blog here.
Executive Foundation Director
Mrs Chris Allison is Deputy Head of Admissions, responsible for admissions of pupils to Sixth Form, as well as being a core member of the English department and Head of Riding. She was previously Housemistress of West House for nine years.
Mrs Allison is also responsible for Foundation applications and has a wealth of experience in many areas of school life. She is passionate about all aspects of her pupils education and extra-curricular activity. Both her daughters are Old Cranleighans.