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The Foundation

We have a proud history of helping young people achieve amazing things. We do this through a continued and relentless commitment to providing all pupils with outstanding support during their time with us.

We want to be able to change lives of more young people. 

Our Life Changing programme is a way in which members of the extended Worksop College and Ranby House community can play a part in supporting our pupils.

The Foundation seeks to continue and to develop transformative opportunities that an education at Worksop College and Ranby House can provide.

gavin horgan, headmaster

Life Changing bursaries and scholarships 

Donations are crucial to helping us maintain our Bursary and Scholarship programme. With more than 140 Scholarships and Bursaries given to pupils each year, your support means that many gifted and talented children would not otherwise be able to access the life-changing opportunites we offer.

Sporting Facilities 

Renowned for our sports facilities provision, we have already enabled hundreds of gifted pupils to develop their talents on the pitch and track, and in the court and pool; with many going on to become class athletes, like cricketer Joe Root or Hockey Olympians, Adam Dixon and Ollie Willars. You can find out more about our Alumni, here.

The Arts 

Music and the Arts have a long and accomplished heritage at Worksop College and Ranby House.  Theatre areas, workshop space and state-of-the-art music facilities are an essential part of providing the foundations for pupils to develop their talents. 

We are continually looking for ways in which we can improve our infrastructure, and your contributions will help us to provide the best facilities possible.

Chapel Restoration 

St Cuthbert’s Chapel is a key point of focus for pupils during their time with us. While many such buildings are only used as places of worship, the Chapel is a place of calm and contemplation for many on a daily basis.

The impressive structure, at more than 100 years old requires an ongoing programme of restoration and maintenance. Your contribution helps us to ensure the Chapel’s legacy continues in years to come.

Activity Programme 

Always challenging, always expanding the horizons of those who study here, our Activity Programme is ground-breaking in its breadth and unique in its innovation. From more than 100 activities on offer each term, through to the 2015 expedition to East Greenland to climb unchartered peaks across vast areas of the Arctic Circle, we offer all pupils the chance to try something which tests them on many levels. Mental robustness, physical stamina, and teamwork are key to a successful and fulfilling life - and we're proud to play a part in equipping each child with these.

Your help ensures we can maintain our programme.

The new Junior School 

We will build a new, state-of-the-art Junior School for our pupils in Nursery to Year 6 at the College site. This will be the best possible environment for our younger learners now and for the next 50 years.

This will be a high-quality, innovative Junior School, with facilities and spaces that have been designed for outstanding teaching and learning. Learn more about our new Junior School by visiting our Master Plan pages. 

How you can help us?

If you are interested in supporting , you can give in a number of ways:

Regular giving 

Pledge any amount you choose on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis and select the period over which you would like to contribute. If you are a UK tax payer and sign a Gift Aid Declaration, we are able to recover the tax to add to your gift.

Payroll giving 

The scheme is simple, efficient and flexible, allowing you to donate to The Foundation by a direct deduction from your wage in a tax effective way, so we receive your donation and the tax you would have paid on the amount. As we are able to claim back the higher rate tax for higher rate tax payers it is more tax efficient for the College than regular giving on which we can only claim standard rate of tax.

Legacy giving 

Some Old Worksopians have very generously included the College amongst beneficiaries in their Will. In recent years a bequest has enabled the refurbishing of a laboratory. Please do get in touch with our Alumni Relations Officer if you would like to know more about legacy giving.

Other ways to give 

You may prefer to make a one- off gift rather than make a long term commitment to giving, or to contribute to The Foundation by giving stocks and shares. Companies can gift under the Gift Aid scheme, making gross payments which enable the company to claim tax relief. 

Download and complete the form below. Return it to the Foundation Office, Worksop College, Worksop, St Cuthbert's Drive, Nottinghamshire S80 3AP.

If you are a UK taxpayer, Worksop College can claim back 25% of your donation through Gift Aid. Please tick the relevant box on your completed form to confirm that you would like us to Gift Aid your donation.