The Yehudi Menuhin School is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £105,000 over three years from The Linbury Trust. The grant will provide bursary support to a talented student from a disadvantaged background across seven terms, enabling them to accept their place at The Yehudi Menuhin School from September 2022.
Yehudi Menuhin’s vision was that no pupil should ever have to turn down a place at the school due to lack of finances. This ethos remains at the heart of the school today and underpins our commitment to recruiting an exceptional and diverse pupil body. Nine out of ten pupils currently require some level of financial assistance to attend the school.
The School is a registered charity, and bursaries are funded through private philanthropic donations from trusts, foundations, and individuals. As a recognised Centre of Excellence in the Performing Arts, the School also receives support through the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme.
Commenting on the award, Director of External Relations Alix de Mauny said “We are delighted to have been granted this award from The Linbury Trust. The demand for bursaries has never been so high and it is only thanks to this kind of multi-year engagement that we are able to confidently support pupils for the long term. We are profoundly grateful to the Trust for their commitment.”