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The Michael Booker Bursary Fund Gift Form

Michael Booker taught Classics at BGS from 1938 to 1980. A very talented and popular teacher, he believed that all young people should have the best possible opportunities and his excellent teaching and coaching helped generations of children get a good start in life and make the most of their future.

Name: ……………………………………………………………………………………………... Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………..... Telephone: ………………………………….. E-mail: …………………………………………..………… Years at (or other connection with) BGS: …………………………………………….. Option 1 I/We would like to make a Regular Gift of: £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £100 Other: £ ……………. Per month/quarter/year* for ……….... Years/until further notice* (please also complete the Banker’s Order form)

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The Michael Booker Bursary Fund was started in 2003 in his memory so that former pupils, staff and friends of Bristol Grammar School could provide means-tested bursaries for bright children who would benefit from an education at BGS but whose families lacked the means to afford it.

Option 2 I/We would like to make a Single Gift, and enclose a cheque for : £50 £100 £250 £500 £1000 Other: £ ……………. Please make cheques payable to Bristol Grammar School (If you would prefer to use a credit/debit card, please contact the Foundation Office or visit https://alumni.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk/Donate-Now)

Since then, these generous donors have:

Option 3 Please contact me by email/telephone/post* - please tick: I would like to discuss my level of support for the Bursary Fund I would like to discuss setting up a named Bursary Fund I would like to discuss supporting a Scholarship I would like to discuss making a gift of my shares I would like more information about supporting BGS in my will * please delete as applicable Gift Aid If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your gift worth more to BGS by signing the declaration below. It doesn’t cost you anything more but it could mean an extra 28p for each £1 you give. It really does make a difference.

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“BGS continues to be of the finest academic tradition, where pupils are eager to learn. The Bursary Fund means those who deserve to be here are here, making the most of the outstanding teaching and learning we can provide and in the company of friends.

“I feel so lucky to be at BGS and am very grateful to you for supporting my place here. It’s meant everything to me.” me.” Year 8 Bursary Student

Roderick MacKinnon, Headmaster The Foundation Office Bristol Grammar School University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR Cut Along Dotted Line

Signed ………………………………………………………………………………. Date …………………………

Thanks you for your gift to the Bursary Fund which is greatly appreciated.

Bursary Fund

Thank you for giving them this life-changing opportunity.”

Gift Aid Declaration I am a UK taxpayer and I would like this and all future gifts to Bristol Grammar School to be treated as Gift Aid donations.

Notes: You can cancel this declaration at any time by notifying BGS in writing. To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount we will reclaim in the tax year (currently 28p for every £1 you give). Please let us know if you change your name, address or bank details. Before sending, please take a copy of this completed form for your own records.

given over 40 girls and boys the gift of an exceptional education donated over £500,000 endowed four named bursary funds, to provide bursaries in perpetuity contributed to the cost of school trips, transport, lunches and uniform build a group of supporters who enjoy attending events at the school and take great pride in the achievements of the Booker Children Increased the financial assistance the school can provide by 20%, now giving help to 10% of our pupils

The Michael Booker

0117 933 9807 E-mail: development@bgs.bristol.sch.uk www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk Bristol Grammar School: an incorporated trust, registered Charity no. 1104425

Sumus Bristolienses - you are part of the BGS heritage


“Since he started at BGS, my son has grown into a mature young man, keen to rise to the challenges the School sets for him. I am delighted and very thankful to the Michael Booker Bursary Fund for making this possible.” Father of a Year 10 Bursary student Intellectual ability, not ability to pay remains at the heart of BGS’s ethos. When public funding through direct grants ended in 1976, we took over, using interest earned on the School’s endowment to provide assistance for the brightest children whose circumstances made the fees impossible to manage. The generosity of donors to our Bursary Fund has enabled us to extend this significantly. Now, nearly 10% of our students receive some funding.

“Sarah’s determination to join BGS’s Sixth Form really impressed us. She has shown drive and ability, making the most of her time at School. It was a tremendously rewarding gift to give.” Arnold (OB 1953) and Dorothy Denman, donors

To the manager of Bank name: …………………………………………………………………………….….…….. Bank address: ………………………………………………………………………….….……. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…….…..

For some families, assistance of 10% of the fees is enough. For others, perhaps living on a single income as a nurse or with one parent not able to work through ill-health, we can provide more. Each year, we are proud to offer a few 100% bursaries, giving life-changing opportunities.

Postcode: ………………………………. Please pay to: CAF Cash Bank Ltd. PO Box 289, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA

Your gift to the Michael Booker Bursary Fund will help give another young person an excellent education. Large or small, every gift can help achieve something amazing. Modest sums donated monthly for several years mean we can plan ahead, confident that there will be funds to see new students through to the Sixth Form. Others may be in a position to make a larger gift and there are opportunities to endow a named bursary. We are also seeking specific 100% Sixth Form Bursaries to enable students with talent in certain subjects to join BGS to give them the best chance of achieving excellent results and entry to the best universities.

for the credit of: Bristol Grammar School CAF Gold Account Sort Code 40-52-40 Account 00089336 The sum of £………………….. Monthly/quarterly/annually* now or starting from …………../…………../…………… (day/month/year) for a period of ……………… months/years* making ……………… payments in total. *delete as applicable

“It is a very great privilege to teach the stimulating and lively-minded young people who come to BGS from such a wide variety of backgrounds.”

Account Holder:

David Selwyn, English Teacher

Signed: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

As she reflected on her time at BGS, one Sixth Form student said “It is a great gift, to have a really good education”. If you can help us enable more bright children to benefit from what BGS can provide, you will have given a great gift too.

Bank Account Number: …………………………………………………………………….

Thank you.

Name: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Date: ……………………………………….

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At Bristol Grammar School we aim high and are proud to do so. Inspirational teaching and thoughtful pastoral care develop a spirit of enquiry, self-confidence and independence of thought in our students. They are rounded young people, able to utilize their talents and leadership potential in the service of others, at School and in their future lives.

The Michael Booker Bursary Fund Banker’s Order Cut Along Dotted Line

The brightest young people are to be found in every community across Bristol. Since our foundation in 1532 as the city school for the sons of Bristol’s merchants and tradesmen, we have been proud to be a widely inclusive community. Thousands of former pupils benefited from Government direct grants and scholarships and BGS helped them make a success of their lives.

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Please return your completed gift form to: The Foundation Office, Bristol Grammar School, Freepost 1932, Bristol BS8 1ZZ Bristol Grammar School: an incorporated trust, registered Charity no. 1104425

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