Supporting The Oratory School
Heart Speaks to Heart Campaign
“With growing pupil numbers; academic and sporting success; and a continued reputation for excellence, we launch the Heart Speaks To Heart campaign from a position of strength. We recognise and embrace the changing world around us and look forward to continuing to enrich the lives of current and future pupils.
However we need the support of the affectionately named ‘Oratory family’. With your help we can leave a legacy which we can enjoy and of which everyone can be proud, ensuring that The Oratory remains a beacon for truly outstanding education for generations to come.”
Joe Smith, Head Master
Kindest Hearts, Brightest Minds - increasing opportunities for young people
Increasing our bursary provision is the right thing to do morally and spiritually. Bursaries are an investment in the life of a child and we aim to focus our support on children for whom the chance of an Oratory education would be a transformative prospect. Those children who will flourish individually but also whose presence will broaden diversity within the school and have a positive impact on the experience of others at The Oratory. In fact, the benefits ripple far beyond the school grounds as bursary recipients often inspire family members and young people in their home communities to follow in their footsteps.
Gifts towards the school's greatest current need not only provides a much more secure footing for us to plan ahead, it enables the school to respond swiftly and flexibly to changing circumstances. Your donation, combined with those of others, will make a significant and immediate impact upon the quality of the school experience for our pupils.
These projects will enhance the academic, extra-curricular and pastoral activities and opportunities for pupils.
Twelve OS branded chairs for the Cricket Pavilion to enable spectators and players to watch cricket matches. Four have been funded so we are now seeking funding for eight chairs.
A new piano for the music department at a cost of £5,000 and new robes for the Schola at a cost of £2,000.
A school CCF Banner at a cost of £2,500 to parade on special occasions.
Chapel vestments bearing Blessed JHN's arms to be used on his feast day. The cost is £2,000 for a Low Mass set or £7,000 for a set for High Mass.
This fund has been established with the intention to grow the fund to the size where it can generate substantial interest and provide sustainable unrestricted funding for many future generations. By choosing this fund you will truly be helping to secure the future of The Oratory.
Making your contribution
We understand that many people cannot give to The Oratory during their lifetime. Leaving a gift in your Will allows you to make a charitable contribution at no cost to yourself today.
For those who have already given or plan to give in your lifetime, a gift in your Will can be the opportunity to make a more substantial final donation.
Your legacy in perpetuity
Those who choose to leave a bequest to The Oratory – or indeed give a major contribution in their lifetime, may specify that this is put into the school’s newly created Endowment Fund. This has been established with the intention to grow the fund to the size where it can generate substantial interest and provide sustainable unrestricted funding for many future generations.
A specific fund
Alternatively, you can choose for your bequest to be spent immediately. Our Greatest Need Fund allows us to respond to the greatest need of the school by directing funds towards priority areas.
Why I am supporting The Oratory School, by John Connelly (OS 1962-64)
"Choosing to leave a legacy to The Oratory was a very easy decision for me to make; I thoroughly enjoyed my time at school and wanted to give back. The fact that my gift will be put into the newly created endowment fund was very important to me. This means that my gift is helping to secure the future of the school long after I have died.
In years to come, legacies and voluntary income will grow the fund to a size where it will provide sustainable funding for future generations. Future generations of young people who will benefit from the opportunities I received, who can excel in rugby and cricket like I did, who can fulfil their potential and make lifelong friends.
Leaving a bequest is a highly personalised decision and I have chosen to leave a lump sum (a pecuniary legacy) and a residuary legacy, which ensures that my beneficiaries have been taken care of. I would encourage you to leave a bequest to The Oratory, at no cost to yourself today, so you can help future generations of young people thrive and ensure that The Oratory will remain at the forefront of outstanding education."