The Charter Awards • The King's School, Canterbury

The Charter Awards

Funding 50 full bursaries, forever


Our 50 at 500 vision

Education can change lives. Bursaries can open doors to new experiences and put young people on different paths, helping them to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Through the Charter Awards, King’s aims to build on our proud tradition of supporting bursaries, providing 50 full means-tested places, 500 years after our first 50 scholars. Phase one of our campaign (2023 – 2026) aims to raise £3m towards this target, supporting more children who have the ability and determination to have their lives transformed by a King’s education.

To all those who have already supported bursaries and the Charter Awards, thank you. Your support means so much to us and to the pupils that we help. If you are yet to commit, please join us in our mission to give to children’s futures and transform more lives than ever before.

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“The King’s School Canterbury offers a transformational education. Through the exceptional generosity of our donors, we can ensure these life-changing opportunities are within the reach of talented children regardless of their financial means. This in turn enriches the educational experience for all the pupils in our school.”

Jude Lowson, Head of King’s

Contact us

Jenny Grant, Director of Development & Alumni:   |   +44 (0)1227 595623

Bryony Dutta, Head of Philanthropy:   |   +44 (0)7483 170489

Darren Ellis, Development Officer:   |   +44 (0)1227 595778

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