Foundation - Ratcliffe College

The Ratcliffe College Foundation

The Ratcliffe College Foundation exists within the College, and works alongside the Ratcliffian Association, to maintain strong links with past pupils, parents and friends of the College.

Our aim is to provide fundraising to assist the growth and development of Ratcliffe College, keeping it at the forefront of independent Catholic education in the UK.

Supporting small and mid-sized projects

Each year our Departmental Heads identify important projects or items that will significantly enrich and benefit the lives of our current students, but which are not funded through the annual departmental budgets that are provided by school fees income.

Our fundraising appeals will run annually, to provide an additional revenue stream to enable these projects, and others like them, to go ahead.  It is a great way for parents and friends of the College to help enhance the education of all our current students and future generations at Ratcliffe.

Please visit the Ratcliffian Association website to view and support some of the projects for this coming year.

Supporting Bursaries

Ratcliffe has always provided a great sense of community, believing that, where possible, we should help and support those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

That is why we continue to fundraise each year so that we may increase our Bursary provision, with an initial emphasis on providing enhanced Sixth Form Bursaries.

We believe that, by helping students who demonstrate immense potential, but who cannot afford to attend Ratcliffe, we are helping to live-out the School’s motto Legis – Plenitudo – Charitas.

Please visit our Bursary Appeal page to read more about and to support Bursaries.

Why does Ratcliffe College need my support?

Unlike many other schools, Ratcliffe College does not have a large endowment fund to draw from to invest in our facilities, or to support student bursaries.  We rely on the generosity and support of like-minded people, those who share our commitment and wish to see the College develop and flourish.