Why Bursaries are important 

At Ratcliffe, we believe financial circumstances should never prevent students from benefitting from a first-class education. Therefore offering bursaries is extremely important for us to maintain our ideals and offer our students the support they need.

Awards are made to students who demonstrate gifts, talents or academic excellence along with financial need. In some cases, we are able to support families whose financial circumstances dramatically change during their time at Ratcliffe.

Supporting our Bursary Scheme is a great way to show your commitment and to give back to others what you have gained from your time at Ratcliffe. Large donations are welcome and will enable us to support more students right now, however smaller, regular donations are very much appreciated as we are able to project how many future students we can support.

Please give now and you will help Ratcliffe College to provide financial support for the most able students who might otherwise be unable to study here due to financial constraints.

Sixth Form Bursaries are available to assist students joining Ratcliffe from the state maintained sector and whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from accessing a Ratcliffe education.

Case Study

Peter Daley (’56) and his wife earmarked a Legacy amount of $750,000 in favour of the Ratcliffe College Foundation. Generously, they also agreed to donate the interest each year, during their lifetime, and have since been funding the Peter Daley Bursaries for students. This annual donation provides financial support, via a bursary to families whose children would greatly benefit from a Ratcliffe education but are without the means to fund 100% of the School fees.



“I hope that others will give generously to Ratcliffe and to its students, and I hope that those students, when grown up and succeed in life, will give back in their turn”.

 Peter Daley, Old Ratcliffian 1950 – 56