Bl Nicolas Barré Award at St George's, Weybridge

Language icon This news item has been taken from the website of St George's College, Weybridge.

Over the past few years, we have been raising funds to support Assisted Places at St George’s Weybridge.  In September 2014, thanks to the incredible support of the Georgian community, we were delighted to fund two full places with a further place to be offered in 2015. This will mean that three children, whose parents would not be able to consider independent education because they are unable to pay fees, will benefit from a St George’s education.

The combined efforts of the Georgian Family have now contributed £360,000 to the fund.

Over £360,000 has been donated by the Georgian community, which will pay 100% fee remission for three students from 11 to 18 years old. This is the first time we have been able to do this and we are so grateful to those who have made this possible. All donors who have supported this fund are helping children get the best start to their future.

The first two children who were selected to be offered these very special Assisted Places both sat the College entrance exam in January 2014 and gained excellent academic results. Both have joined us from local state primary schools and live locally. Lucy* enjoys drama as well as her studies and Catherine* is very enthusiastic about music and netball. We are sure that the variety of opportunities at the College will enable them both to flourish.

In January 2015, a further place named the Blessed Nicolas Barré Award will be awarded to a boy or girl who fits the selection criteria to start at the College in September 2015. We are extremely grateful for the major donation made by one St George’s family that has made this possible. The name of the award was chosen by the family to honour the founder of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus, the nuns who ran St Maur’s School, now St George’s Junior School. The Congregation was founded in 1662 with the mission to educate and help children and young people.

We hope that more children will benefit in years to come by receiving these places. Thank you on behalf of the recipients of the Assisted Places for your generosity.

*The children’s names have been changed to protect their identity.

Published on: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:14:25 GMT

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