Opportunities to Support
The School offers opportunities for individual donors, including parents and alumni, philanthropic funders and corporations to support a broad range of activities for the benefit of our pupils.
The 2020 Vision
In 2015 the School launched the new 2020 Vision - Transforming the Future - which has three main goals:
- To enhance and expand the boarding accommodation
- To transform and modernise key educational and sporting facilities
- To build stronger and more creative external partnerships to help expand pupils' learning and career opportunities.
A copy of the full 2020 Vision is available to download from the iPoint box on this page. The Development Office will be working in support of the Vision to help achieve these goals through a variety of projects, programmes and activities as outlined below.
Centre for Countryside and Equine Management
The new Centre for Countryside and Equine Management will provide dedicated facilities for pupils studying two of our most popular vocational courses. The project will involve a re-development of the stable block to create new classroom spaces, changing rooms and toilets, storage space and an improved tack room. Full details can be found within the Countryside and Equine Management proposal, which is available to download from the iPoint box on this page.
Remaining funding required: £42,000
(This project has received full planning permission)
Abbey Woods Development
Phase 1: Land Based Studies Centre
In addition to the new Centre for Countryside and Equine Management, plans are being devised for the development of the Abbey Woods area to create new indoor and outdoor teaching facilities for Land Based Studies, including workshops, classrooms and storage areas. The first phase of this will be a new teaching ‘barn’, which will include indoor, outdoor and covered teaching areas, classrooms, a resource centre, office space, kennels and an external viewing balcony. Further details can be found within the Countryside and Equine Management proposal, which is available to download from the iPoint box on this page.
Remaining funding required: £480,000
Whilst we offer excellent stabling facilities for horses to be kept on site, space for them to be trained and worked in is limited and pupils currently have to travel off site to use an arena for lessons. Plans to construct a new 50m x 20m arena in the paddock in front of the stable block have recently been submitted for planning permission and the aim is to have this facility installed during 2017.
Remaining funding required: £32,500
(This project has been submitted for planning permission)
New Gallery and Art Centre
The new Gallery and Art Centre project will involve re-developing the present Art Department to provide new and improved teaching spaces, a permanent gallery for pupils’ artwork and a new Sculpture Garden. Full details can be found within the Art Centre proposal, which is available to download from the iPoint box on this page.
Remaining funding required: £260,000
(This project has received full planning permission)
The Milton Abbey Bursary Programme
The new Milton Abbey Bursary Programme, which was launched during 2015, is designed to enable support to be given to current and prospective pupils to ensure they have the opportunity to benefit from all that life at the School can offer. The programme, which incorporates funds that are already in place, including the Toby Mann Fund and the William Holy-Hasted Trust, currently helps more that 20% of pupils and aims to provide an increase in resources of at least £200,000 per annum to help meet the growing demand for support from both current and new pupils.
Further information can be found within our Supporting Bursaries brochure which is available to download from the iPoint box on this page.
The Milton Abbey Fund
Since its launch in 2014, the School’s annual fund appeal, rebranded last year as The Milton Abbey Fund, has supported numerous projects for the immediate benefit of our pupils. These have included the Kelsey conditioning gym, the Gates Turbo Training Zone, equipment for ICT, DT and the New Barn Theatre (NBT), tools for Countryside Management, a new electronic cricket scoreboard and a scrum machine for rugby, as well as a number of smaller projects.
The Milton Abbey Fund is the key mechanism for providing crucial support to help the School grow and develop in line with the 2020 Vision. The four pillars of the Fund are: Bursaries and Scholarships; Academic Excellence; Music, Sport and the Arts; and Buildings and Conservation.
In support of these pillars, the funding priorities for 2016-17 include:
- Professional camera and green screen for Creative Media Studies - £1,800
- Digital microscope and VDU for Science - £1,500
- New lathe for Design Technology - £1,100
- GoPro camera, software and equipment for sport video analysis- £1,000
- Refurbishment of the Steinway Grand Piano - £20,000
Through the Milton Abbey Fund every donation, whatever its size, can make a difference to the education of our boys and girls – see how even a small monthly gift can add up using our Gift Table in the iPoint box on this page. Making a regular commitment to give, either monthly or annually, is particularly valuable to the School as this provides a steady and predictable stream of income, which allows us to plan for the future and fully support our 2020 Vision.
Further information can be found within our Milton Abbey Fund brochure, which is available to download from the iPoint box on this page.
For More Information
For more information on ways in which you can support Milton Abbey or to discuss your interests, please contact the Development Office on 01258 882234