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Soaring Futures

There is nothing more divine than education. It is only through education that one truly becomes man.” PLATO


Join us in the biggest and most ambitious fundraising campaign in Summer Fields' history



To raise £10 million for the bursary endowment fund to ensure access and opportunity for more boys who would benefit from a Summer Fields education.

As an independent school, we are conscious of the social and financial barriers that prevent children from accessing a Summer Fields education.

Equality of opportunity is important and, the private sector has a significant role to play in shaping this. Education is key to opening doors and a key driver of social mobility.

There has never been a more important time to focus on bursaries and access, recent events have powerfully highlighted the social, economic and ethnic inequalities in our society. It is more important than ever to broaden educational opportunity.

Summer Fields is committed to broadening educational opportunity and supporting the aspirations and ambitions for those pupils who have the ability and potential to benefit from a Summer Fields education, regardless of their financial means and background.  


Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the school, via the Maclaren Foundation, has provided bursary places to many boys since its foundation. 

Summer Fields seeks to promote equality of opportunity for current and future generations by ensuring that the bursary endowment has sufficient funds to meet the growing demand for means-tested bursaries.

Our aim is to enhance the Maclaren Foundation endowment fund so that we can build upon our tradition of excellence by widening access and enabling more talented pupils, regardless of background and ability to pay, to benefit from an education at Summer Fields.



There are many ways you can support our bursary fund and make a real difference

Make a  single gift

Join the 1864 Society and pledge your regular support

Pledge a regular gift in the amount of your choice

Leave a gift in your will 


By choosing to support the Maclaren Foundation you will be enabling talented pupils, regardless of background, to benefit from an education at Summer Fields.

For more information about supporting the Maclaren Foundation and how you can make a difference, please contact the Development Office.

The Maclaren Foundation is a registered charity No. 1112215

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN