RGS awarded for driving social mobility within the community


The Reigate Grammar School Foundation has been awarded the prestigious IDPE Fundraising Campaign of the Year award at the recent Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) Awards Evening at Whittlebury Hall.

Legendary journalist and newsreader Michael Burke was host for the evening and presented the award to the RGS Foundation recognising the work of the Changing Lives campaign and the affect that this bursary campaign has had in driving social mobility within the local area. Changing Lives exists to change the lives of those whose potential is far greater than their means, supporting a wide range of deserving pupils through immediate bursarial support. Inspired by the philosophy of our founders, we recognise that such benefaction enriches our school, enhances academic standards, is socially inclusive, and widens educational opportunity.

The IDPE said Reigate Grammar School’s Changing Lives social mobility campaign had raised the fundraising bar by demonstrating creativity and innovation within a fundraising campaign; meeting desired outcomes and making a positive difference to the educational experience of pupils; adding value to the profession and inspiring the IDPE community.

We are extremely pleased and honoured to have received such a prestigious award from the IDPE for the impact of our Changing Lives campaign. It recognises the commitment of Reigate Grammar School to the important issue of social mobility and the passion we have to provide as many life-changing bursaries as possible to talented children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Every child should be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and it inspires us to work even harder and to build upon the tremendous support we receive from our amazing Reigatian Community.

Sean Davey – RGS Foundation Director

(L to R – Michael Burke, Hazel Cornick RGS Development Office Manager, Sean Davey RGS Foundation Director, Jonny Hylton RGS Development Executive and Patrick Mulvihill IDPE Trustee)

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