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Foundation Places

How does a child qualify for a Foundation Award?

  • The child has lost the support of one or both parents through death, divorce or separation
  • The child is in need of pastoral care and boarding
  • The child must have been born a British citizen
  • The parent has not remarried or is not cohabiting

Selection Procedure

  • Complete a Foundation Initial Enquiry Form and send in as soon as possible
  • You may be contacted by the Foundation Secretary to discuss your enquiry
  • An application form will be sent to you if you meet the qualifying criteria
  • The closing date for applications is 30th September in the year prior to entry but later applications may be considered.

Selection Criteria

The following points are taken into consideration when selecting a child for an award:

  • The need for pastoral care and boarding
  • The candidate's home and family situation
  • The ability to cope academically, integrate socially and contribute to the College community
  • The family's financial circumstances
  • Priority is given to children who have lost a parent through death and meet the above criteria to the fullest extent

Please note: Foundationers are required to board, either weekly or full boarding.

Foundation Days

These take place annually during January. Parents/guardians and candidates will have interviews with the Headmaster and meet members of the Foundation Committee. 

There will be a tour of the College and a boarding house and time spent to get to know each other.

What do parents/ guardians have to pay?

The Trustees expect all parents/guardians to make a financial contribution towards their child's education.

Further Details and application forms are available from:

Mrs Gill Wright
Foundation Office: +44 (0) 01256 860 229
Email: foundation@lordwandsworth.org