Transforming Lives, Unlocking Potential
Education for women, which Julia Huxley saw with such inspired clarity as a desired goal, has become an absolute essential. Not every girl has the means to find that route to a successful career.Prior’s Field Old Girl 1956, Foundation Trustee
The Prior’s Field Foundation was launched to mark the 110th anniversary of the school founded by Julia Huxley in 1902. The Foundation supports transformational bursaries and new learning facilities.
Julia Huxley was a pioneer of progressive academic education for women. She encouraged freedom of thought and took girls out in to the wider world beyond the classroom. Philanthropic from the outset, Prior’s Field’s history includes a long association with a home for impoverished, disabled children in London and assistance to refugees in World War II.
The Foundation carries this tradition forward. With the generous help of parents, Old Girls and Friends of the School, we are supporting pupils at Prior’s Field with Foundation Awards. These are girls who stand to gain the most but who require 100% financial assistance. We also have imaginative and practical plans to unlock the potential of our site as we continue to renew and extend our learning facilities.
We will be seeking the help of our community to follow in the footsteps of previous generations who supported the much-loved buildings we enjoy today.
To all our supporters – past, present and yet to come:
The Foundation Team
Charity no. 312038/1
- Tracy Kirnig, Head
- 01483 813431
Foundation Awards strike me as a great way to help girls whose lives would be transformed by going to Prior’s Field. I don’t think I appreciated it all at the time, but now I work in education I realise how lucky I was to go to such a supportive school with inspiring teachers.Regular Donor
The Aims of the PF Foundation
The Prior’s Field Foundation focuses support and fundraising for two objectives at the heart of the school.
♥ 100% Foundation Awards – to enable bright girls disadvantaged in life to fulfill their potential
♥ Learning facilities – to renew and extend our buildings and facilities for outstanding learning
Prior’s Field believes strongly that through the Foundation we not only supporting individuals but also raising aspirations at a deeper level and enriching our whole community.
What we do
The Foundation seeks support across the Prior’s Field community for its two objectives. Donations of every size are contributing to our programme – and are hugely appreciated.
Foundation Awards: transforming lives through education
Prior’s Field works with partner charities dealing with educational need, deprivation and social impact. Together we identify and support girls who join Prior’s Field as Foundationer pupils.
Foundation Awards are for:
♥ Girls who will benefit from an education in a supportive boarding school
♥ Girls who would thrive at Prior’s Field and whose lives will be impacted positively
♥ Girls with educational, social and financial need who meet our normal entrance requirements
Learning Facilities: transforming Prior’s Field with imaginative new buildings
Prior’s Field has a masterplan to maximise the use of our beautiful buildings and unlock the potential of the school site which include:
♥ A Performance Centre: an extended and re-imagined Assembly Hall for drama, music and whole school events
♥ Dining Space: improved dining and kitchen facilities designed for the Prior’s Field of today
♥ Sports Hall enhancement: an extension to the Sports Hall to create more flexible space and additional fitness facilities
Can you help with any of these projects? Gifts of every size are of vital importance to Foundation projects to give the best to every Prior’s Field girl.
PF Foundation Impact
Prior’s Field has always helped young people in need in practical ways. Created in this spirit, the Foundation’s positive impact on individuals and the school has quickly become apparent.
Thanks to the generous school community, girls at Prior’s Field today are being helped by Foundation Awards. A Sixth Form Award enables a Foundationer to experience all that Prior’s Field can offer and contribute fully to school life. She can focus on her studies at a crucial time, aspire to Higher Education and make the most of her potential. With the support of a boarding place, girls coping with challenging lives can complete their education. Without full financial assistance these girls would never be able to choose Prior’s Field.
We hope that as the programme grows the Foundation will be able to support girls throughout their education at Prior’s Field.
The Prior’s Field Foundation since 2012
♥ Seven Foundation Awards
♥ £650k given and pledged
♥ Supported by Old Girls, current and former parents, staff and pupils
Find our more on the impact of the Prior’s Field Foundation in our Bursary Appeal Brochure below:
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One day I will be in a position to help other children who have had difficult lives.Prior’s Field Foundationer 2017
Support the PF Foundation
Can you help transform girls’ lives and unlock potential at Prior’s Field?
Single donations or gifts spread over time are enormously welcome and the full value of all donations funds PF Foundation projects.
♥ Give regular or single gifts online, with Gift Aid
♥ Give with Gift Aid using this form which you can send to us
A Future Gift: Make a legacy pledge
Legacy gifts are of enormous value to the Prior’s Field Foundation. After you have remembered your family and friends, please consider a bequest to the Prior’s Field Foundation and make a gift to the future.
Please talk to your solicitor about including a gift in your Will or contact the Development Office at Prior’s Field.
Charity number: 312038/1
Give now through our Charity Checkout links!
- Contact us:
- Tracy Kirnig, Head
- 01483 813431