Broadening The Curriculum

Education is about far more than simply passing exams – it’s a culture that should stretch beyond the classrooms, libraries, laboratories and playing fields. A key ambition of the EfA campaign is to continue to provide funding for projects and people that will greatly enhance the experience of the boys.

Aside from transforming the physical buildings and widening access and opportunity through our House Foundation Awards, we are also looking to increase the depth and breadth of our curriculum. Our boys emerge as young adults who carry their experiences of school with them for life. It’s an education that’s exceptional; not only for its academic excellence, but for its overall approach in enabling each boy to develop and thrive as an individual.

Our co-curricular activities are creative, demanding and exciting. We’re building on our already excellent sport, art, drama, music and creative writing; we’re developing more opportunities for leadership, teamwork and service – and we’re looking closely at how we can give every boy the opportunity to challenge and surprise himself.

 

Building on the recent success we want to provide the most comprehensive and updated range of facilities. We aim to raise over £100,000 a year to support the School’s investment in these areas and the projects will include; delivering a highly dynamic Old Big School Exhibition programme, international and UK orchestral tours, a renovation of the 1st XV pitch ‘The Fifty’, a number of important conservation projects and many other projects that we will identify as we move forward.

Special Projects Fund
Programme cost £2.5m
Funded by the School £1.8m
Funded by philanthropy £0.7m

 

MOVING UP A SCALE

Cover img

£90,000 was raised and went towards the purchase of two Steinway Grand Pianos, delivering our vision of becoming an ‘All-Steinway’ School.

  • Project cost £120k
  • Funded by the School £30k
  • Funded by philanthropy £90k

THE CLOUD CHAMBER

Cover img

A grant from the Wolfson Foundation of £20,000 went towards purchasing a Cloud Chamber which demonstrates the behaviour of radioactive particles. This will enhance the teaching of particle physics within the School and to outreach students and other science teachers in the wider community.

  • Project cost £20k
  • Funded by the School
  • Funded by philanthropy £20k

NEW SPORTS FACILITIES

Cover img

The improvement to our tennis courts and a new gym ensures our range of sporting facilities builds on the success of our proud sporting history.

  • Project cost £800k
  • Funded by the School £600k
  • Funded by philanthropy £200k

THE ‘APPEAL’ COURT

Cover img

£500,000 was raised by parents, past parents, OTs and the wider rackets community, enabling the School to complete the construction of a
second rackets court.

  • Project cost £700k
  • Funded by the School £200k*
  • Funded by philanthropy £500k
  • *includes Judd Foundation support and bank loans

ROBOTIC ARM

Cover img

£10,000 was raised to fund the purchase of a Robotic Arm, made by world-leaders FANUC in Japan, and is the first of its kind in any UK school. The Robotic Arm gives pupils the opportunity to learn how to program a robotic control system and watch it perform.

  • Project cost £15k
  • Funded by the School £5k
  • Funded by philanthropy £10k

Campaign news

Thank You

Posted 22 September 2017

This summer, 14 recent leavers spoke to over 400 OTs and parents from all over the world during Tonbridge School’s 2017 Telephone Campaign. Details were updated, stories exchanged and donations given. Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the campaign. Nearly £90,000 has been

READ MORE

The 2017 Telephone Campaign

Posted 6 July 2017

WHAT IS THE TELEPHONE CAMPAIGN?
The Telephone Campaign is run by the Tonbridge School Development Office with the specific objectives of raising money for Excellence for All, updating the community on school news and forthcoming events and answering any questions there may be. This summer the team of  14 Young OTs, who will be based in Old Judde language laboratory, will be talking to parents and OTs between 3rd – 17th July.

READ MORE

Thank You from the Headmaster. Excellence for All video.

Posted 5 May 2017

As many will know, Tonbridge is going through its biggest development programme since the 19th Century. Following the launch of the Excellence for All campaign, we have made tremendous progress transforming the School campus, improving the educational experience for all boys, and offering more bursaries to families who would otherwise have been unable to consider a Tonbridge education.

READ MORE




I would like to be part of Excellence for All

I would like to hear more about the EfA campaignI would like to find out more about becoming one of the EfA Campaign Ambassadors (sharing the plans with others, networking, attending events, etc)I would like an EfA School tour (find out more about the designs and building work)I would like to talk to the Development Office about making a donationI would like to find out more about becoming a Pioneer supporter

Thank you for being part of Excellence for All.