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Sixth Form Transformational Bursaries/Foundationers

Lancing has a long history of funding bursaries and this programme is part of a focused campaign launched in November 2017. The new Foundationers programme demonstrates our renewed commitment to empower young people so that they can go out into the world not just to be successful members of society but to change society for the better. Trinity School is a valued partner in this project which also includes other schools and community groups.


To support 25 vulnerable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
To raise £3m by 2022 to enable this to happen
To inspire and enrich young minds to make a real difference in the world

Build on existing bursary scheme enlarging and consolidating the work that has already been done to offer transformational bursaries
Strengthen the inclusive and supportive culture of Lancing
Provide potentially life-changing opportunities for young people
Demonstrate the College’s clear commitment to underpin its charitable status


Lancing has long established links with Trinity School. Over the last 10 years over five pupils have come from Trinity to Lancing for Sixth Form. They have all flourished at Lancing and gone on to be ambitious young women including a recent Head Girl



Extensive use of College resource to identify and assess pupil need and to raise funds to support the project.

Foundation Council and Steering Group for their guidance and support

Housemasters/Housemistresses, tutors and teachers for their ongoing care and support of our Foundationers whilst they are in the school.


Case studies from Foundationers “The opportunity to go to Lancing College is one that I will cherish and never forget. I hope one day to give someone like me a chance to change the blueprint of their life forever”

Impact on Foundationers: Academic progression, raised aspirations, enhanced future prospects, improved social skills, increased awareness of social diversity, enrichment and increased confidence and well-being.
Impact on staff: adopting more creative means of pastoral and academic support, working with expertise of partner organisations, satisfaction gained from supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Impact on peers: Foundationers contribution to school life is recognised, their enthusiastic approach is respected and acting as positive role models. Pupils are able to make lifelong friendships with a wider diversity of young people.
Impact on donors: Personal satisfaction of seeing very clearly what a transformative education can enable.
Impact on wider Lancing community: The message about the Foundationers programme is filtering out. The wider community recognises the College’s commitment to widening participation and its commitment to enhancing the opportunities for disadvantaged young people.

Pupil Involvement

Trinity pupils join Lancing for the Sixth Form and they become an integral part of the Lancing Community of 590 pupils.


The Lancing committment to Trinity School pupils is for a two year duration and for the College to fund each pupils to 110% of the boarding fee.

In 2019 two new pupils from Trinity School will be joining Lancing.