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A warm welcome from Liisa Wallace, Chair of the SCS Development Committee

 I often wonder if St Osmund, first Bishop of Salisbury, ever imagined his school would be thriving nearly
a thousand years later?

I certainly dream of SCS surviving into the next century, and beyond.

It is my belief that institutions cannot stand still, if you are not moving forward then you are falling behind.

That’s why we have big plans to future proof our small school.

After all, as custodians of one the oldest educational institutions in the world we have a duty of care to not only our current pupils but also to those who follow.

Our ambitious development plans address the necessary modernisation of some of our buildings as well as embarking on new construction. We are also committed to increasing access to SCS via financial support, see SCS Bursaries, as well as community projects, see Partnership activities.

 People who have enjoyed learning at SCS, and their families, often comment on the beauty of the site and its historical buildings. Day by day our school community resides within the actual view of Salisbury Cathedral immortalised by John Constable in 1823. However, just as there are two sides to every story, the privilege of our location brings a unique set of challenges for planning and development. Our plans balance the restraints of our location against the needs of a modern preparatory school.

 The most significant challenge we face is how to fund our ambitions. We have no large endowment or state or church funding which means we are reliant on all kinds of fundraising including support from our wider school community: Alumni as well as parents, friends, staff and governors. Please study our Vision and SCS Capital Campaign and know that any support you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

 There are many ways to donate, see How to Give, and we are registered for Gift Aid. We also encourage you to consider joining the newly established 1091 Club which recognises the support of individuals who have chosen to support SCS by leaving a bequest in their will, see Legacies.

Liisa Wallace, Chair of Development Committee

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