Bursaries have been at the centre of Mill Hill history and heritage since the school was established in 1807. The primary target audience identified by our founders was “meritorious individuals, who possess the promising talents, which would otherwise be lost” and, as many of the hundreds of boys who attended the school between 1946 and 2002 thanks to the Middlesex and Assisted Places Schemes will know, funded places can enable talent to flourish, unlock doors and change young lives.
We have seen first-hand the power that a quality education has to unlock potential, and we firmly believe that the brightest minds deserve access to it, no matter their background , and we intend to fulfil this aim through the expansion of our ‘A Better Chance’ scheme.
Former Ridgeway pupils, Robin Mills (1957–62) and Graham Drake (1957–62), launched the ABC scheme in 2009. Initially hoping to fund 20 places, they helped to spark a new attitude towards bursaries at Mill Hill, and 45 pupils have since been awarded places. Generous donations from Old Millhillians, parents and friends of the school have enabled many talented pupils to take up ABC bursary places at both Belmont and Mill Hill School, with £5 million raised since the scheme launched in 2007.