#RGSWeCare launches the Nightingale Fund
During lockdown, our senior school, Reigate Grammar, supported NHS key workers and the wider community through their #RGSWeCare initiative. They now wish to further recognise the outstanding work of front line staff in the NHS, care homes and the emergency services, by prioritising 10 assisted places (bursaries) specifically for the children of health workers.
The new Nightingale Fund will support children from disadvantaged backgrounds by:
- Providing bursaries to the children of essential key worker children (NHS Scholar initiative) at various entry points throughout the school;
- Providing bursaries in their Sixth Form for children from disadvantaged backgrounds who specifically wish to follow A level courses to access Medicine and related studies at university – nurturing the next generation of NHS Heroes.
RGS Headmaster, Shaun Fenton, talks about the importance of the Nightingale Fund in a short video below.
The Reigate Grammar School Foundation website contains full details.