We believe that Rydal Penrhos is an outstanding school, delivering an exciting educational experience for our pupils. Although we are in a solid financial position, we cannot rely on fee income alone to ensure that we continue to provide the best facilities and opportunities for our children, and unlike some independent schools we do not have a large endowment that we can call upon.
There is a tradition of philanthropy at Rydal Penrhos, and historically both Rydal School and Penrhos College have benefited from gifts and legacies received over the years. Facilities such as the Memorial Hall, swimming pool, music rooms, D.T workshops and the Ferguson Centre exist purely because of the generosity of donors. Those who attended the Penrhos College site will remember the Anglesey Wing, with classrooms, libraries and the art room, which, as well as the swimming pool, were built as a result of gifts received through fundraising appeals. In addition to providing facilities, the generosity of others has enabled Penrhos College, Rydal School, and now Rydal Penrhos to provide financial assistance to a huge number of families over the years, who would have otherwise been unable to afford a Rydal Penrhos education for their children. For some of those children the generosity of those who have gone before them has, quite simply, been life changing.
Today, Rydal Penrhos continues to benefit from the kindness of those who support us, whether through one-off donations, regular gifts or by remembering the school in a will.
We are a registered charity and continue to support children in the local community and beyond who, for a variety of reasons, truly benefit from the kind of education that Rydal Penrhos provides. Our fee income allows us to cover our operational costs, however in order to continue to provide excellent facilities and to fulfil our charitable aims we, as many other independent schools do, ask for additional support from our friends.
We believe that Rydal Penrhos is a special place. We believe in our strong foundations and values. We believe in realising the unique potential of each and every child. We believe that, together, we can make a difference.
If you believe, please consider being part of our future by making a donation today.
If you would like to discuss making a donation to Rydal Penrhos please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Ritchie, Alumni & Development Director, on SJRitchie@rydalpenrhos.com or 01492 539736.
We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all our benefactors, thank you so much for all your contributions which will make such a difference to life at Rydal Penrhos.