Governor offers chance to join famous school

EDITOR- I am a Donation Governor of my old school, Christ’s Hospital, based in West Sussex.

My role as a governor gives me the honour of ‘presenting’ a child to the school. Around 30 per cent of children joining the school each year gain a ‘presentation’ from a Donation Governor or a corporate body, and I am seeking to present a child from South Kesteven.

I was fortunate enough to receive a presentation myself, which gave me an exceptional education at Christ’s Hospital, and am keen to raise awareness of this opportunity to parents with a child moving into secondary education in September 2013 (into Year 7).

Founded in 1552, Christ’s Hospital provides a high standard of education, particularly to children of families in financial or other need.

Benefactors have supported this famous school since its foundation, and it continues to provide more bursarial support than any other independent boarding school in the country.

Its aim is to offer a life-changing opportunity to a bright child who can make good use of it.

There has always been a valuable mix of social backgrounds; differences on arrival disappear rapidly because all pupils wear the traditional Tudor-style uniform (which is provided free).

The presentation scheme at Christ’s Hospital is an opportunity to make a difference to a child’s life.

If this letter is of interest, please do not contact me direct, but discuss entry to the school, in the first instance, with the admissions team at Christ’s Hospital on 01403 211293 or email

They are pleased to hear from prospective parents, or from anyone who knows of a deserving child.

Application must be made before the end of September, and applicants sit initial assessments in November for entry the following September. Christ’s Hospital has open mornings for the public and further details about the school can be found by visiting

David Close,



c/o Admissions Office

Christ’s Hospital, Horsham

West Sussex, RH13 0YP