The Putney Fund

We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible, so the Putney Fund enables us to afford projects that might otherwise be a step too far. Every year, generous donations, both large and small, help us to provide exceptional opportunities which extend and support the educational offering at the school.

Entrepreneurs are some of our biggest transformers; they imagine the world differently.

The alumnae featured in this image pay testament to that. Jenny, the Oscar-winning costume designer, Sandie, the Senior Vice President of the World Bank and Mary, the world’s first female commercial computer programmer, have one thing in common: their entrepreneurial spirit. They are go-getters, able to take their dream and pursue it into reality.

Our Entrepreneur in Residence project aims to unleash that same potential within our current pupils.

We want to inspire original thinking and to equip students with the inventiveness and resilience to disrupt, to innovate, to make their mark.

We aim to inspire a love of learning which leads to a lifetime of curiosity. An entrepreneurial mindset will enable pupils to see solutions instead of problems, and to embrace opportunities with creativity and confidence.

Whether you are supporting our Residency series or the Head’s Fund for financial assistance, your gift makes the difference.

Support the Putney Fund

If you prefer to give by cheque, please make sure your donation is made payable to Putney High School GDST and sent to the School’s Development Office.

Look what your support has already helped us to achieve…

Bursaries

By supporting a GDST bursary, you can provide life-changing support for girls of modest means, for whom a Putney education might otherwise be out of reach.

I never in a million years thought I would be someone to go to an independent school. It is the best thing I ever did; I am so thankful that I go to a school every day that I love. I have had a world-class education and partaken in life-changing trips. I have had the chance to be taught by passionate teachers and meet amazing people with whom I hope to remain friends with after I leave School. These two years at Putney have been the best in my life so far, I will always be grateful to the people who helped make them possible.

Year 13 Student

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Legacies

Leaving a gift to Putney in your will is a wonderful way to show support for your old school, and a significant way to impact girls’ education for generations to come. It’s easy to make a bequest, and whether large or small, your generosity can make a world of difference.

Recent changes to Inheritance Tax laws mean there are tax incentives to leaving charitable bequests. Leaving 10% or more of your inheritance to charity will mean you qualify for the reduced rate of Inheritance Tax of 36% (down from 40%). Find out more visit from HMRC.

If you intend to make provisions in your will, or have already done so, please get in touch and let us know you are thinking of us. Details shared are entirely at your discretion but we would love the opportunity to thank you, and to update you on all that is happening at school.

GDST Legacy

Capital Projects

Projects to enhance the infrastructure of the school

The new Science, Music, Drama and Debating Centre is scheduled to complete in Winter 2020.

More Details on Putney's Future Plans

Thanks to the generous support of the Putney High School community, the £250,000 target for the Performing Arts Centre was reached and the new space opened in 2015. The space further enhances the drama and performance facilities available for Putney pupils.
Thanks to the generous support of the Putney High School community, the £250,000 target for the Performing Arts Centre was reached and the new space opened in 2015. The space further enhances the drama and performance facilities available for Putney pupils.
The Girls' Day School Trust alongside Putney High School was delighted to open the Sixth Form Centre in 2012. The Centre has state-of-the-art facilities, including a rooftop terrace, fitness suite, diner and lounge.
The Girls' Day School Trust alongside Putney High School was delighted to open the Sixth Form Centre in 2012. The Centre has state-of-the-art facilities, including a rooftop terrace, fitness suite, diner and lounge.

Other Ways to Get Involved

There are many ways that you can volunteer your time and support us in our fundraising.

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