Prince Albert Foundation

The PAF was established in 2010 by a group of philanthropic parents and Old Wellingtonians, who believed in the power of education to transform the lives of children from backgrounds of limited means.

The Prince Albert Foundation offers transformative and life-changing bursaries, up to full fees, for talented and deserving pupils from backgrounds of limited means and opportunity, who would otherwise be unable to access the quality of education presented by attending Wellington College or, indeed, any independent school.

The College’s aim is to educate around 20 Prince Albert pupils at any one time and we work closely with a number of partner organisations to identify boys and girls who might benefit from the programme. Direct approaches are also considered and initial enquiries should be made either to the Admissions Office or to Mr Neill Lunnon (ncl@wellingtoncollege.org.uk) who oversees the programme.

In recent years, two specific bursaries have been established under the auspices of the Prince Albert Foundation:

The Jimmy Higham Bursary

Named in memory of a young Wellington teacher who lost his battle with cancer in 2010, aged just 26, this bursary seeks to support a talented sportsman or sportswoman. As a boy, Jimmy was able to attend Rossall School thanks to a similarly generous bursary before going on to study at Durham University.

The Sir Anthony Seldon Bursary for the Arts

Named in honour of the 13th Master of Wellington College, a staunch supporter of the Arts during his time in charge of the school, this bursary was launched in 2015 to enable talented performers, musicians and artists to attend Wellington.