We have sought for many years to widen opportunity for young people, most notably through our bursary scheme, the Arnold Foundation says Patrick Derham, Head of Rugby School. The Arnold Foundation was founded in 2003 to provide fully funded places, subject to means testing, to pupils who would benefit from a boarding education but who cannot afford the fees.
The Arnold Foundation does not advertise for pupils, and does not ‘cherry-pick’ the brightest from the maintained sector. Instead it selects candidates by working in partnership with educational charities in deprived communities who share Rugby’s commitment to raising aspirations.
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