We welcome all donations, large or small, which help support a number of projects which would otherwise not be possible.
Class of 2018 Bursary
This is a bursary scheme open to former pupils from the class of 2018 as well as all staff. From this idea, we are encouraging alumni to donate an amount equivalent to the year in which they left- this amount can be annual or more frequently. This is just one way of supporting our bursary campaign; please read on or click here to see our Annual Giving form for more details. You can donate online via the form below.
The Sandy Strang Bursary
Sandy’s connection with Hutchesons’ began in 1963 when he won a bursary to attend the School. Sandy was a very able pupil and he excelled at Hutchesons’. Indeed, in 1969 he was awarded the Dux medal. He went on to study English and Classics at Churchill College, Cambridge after winning a scholarship to study at the university before returning to take up a teaching post at Hutchesons’.
In his 30 years with the school he rose through the ranks to Head of Department and Depute Rector. He was strict, uncompromising and highly organised – a gifted teacher who was passionate about the school.
In recognition of Sandy’s commitment as a teacher and his generosity, we are asking you to consider contributing to the Sandy Strang Bursary Project, the aim of which is to create a Bursary in perpetuity.
To fund such a bursary requires ethical investment income from £400,000. If interest rates increase, this sum will support more children. We are a quarter of the way there thanks to a generous donation made in Sandy’s memory but we would like to fund the Sandy Strang Bursary indefinitely so numerous children can access the Hutchie education of which Sandy was immensely proud. You can download the Sandy Strang Bursary Project leaflet here.
The Annual Fund
The Annual Fund was launched in 2002 and is a yearly request to the whole Hutchesons' Family, both present and past, to make an investment in the school and support a number of important projects which would otherwise not be possible.
Since its launch, the Annual Fund has raised over £1.4m. Whilst the majority of gifts have been allocated to the Bursary Fund, currently supporting 1 in 7 of pupils in the Secondary School, the Music, Drama, Art, Sports are among the departments which have also benefited hugely from the generosity of the donors, many of whom give regular small sums.
Hutchesons' focuses on academic excellence: our pupils consistently achieve superb exam results, including in 2015 when we saw a 67% pass rate at A grade and an overall 96% pass rate. However, they also excel in sport, music, drama and the arts and engage in a huge range of community projects and personal development programmes both at home and abroad.
How can I help as part of the Hutchie Family?
Hutchesons' has always accepted pupils from a wide range of backgrounds and it remains the case that being offered a place depends firstly on academic prowess and a desire to work hard, and second on the ability to pay fees. Ideally, we would like to be "needs blind": the ability to accept all those who meet the academic standards. However, for this dream to become a reality, we need significant donations to the Bursary Fund. This is where your gift can help children who have the ability to attend Hutchesons', but not the financial means.
If you choose to support Sport, Music and the Arts or to donate to the area of greatest need, you will also open doors of opportunity which would otherwise be missed.
There are several ways you can donate to us:
- Call the Development Office on 0141 433 4457 to make a debit or credit card payment
- Download the Annual Fund giving form, write a cheque made payable to Hutchesons' Educational Trust and post it to the Development Department, Hutchesons' Grammar School, 21 Beaton Road, Glasgow G41 4NW
- Using the same form, set up a Banker's Standing Order and post it to the same address above
- Follow the BT Donate link below
- Pay by credit or debit card on by completing the form below
- Make a bequest (see Legacies)