Fast Forward 50

At 18 years old, we can look back on our early years and see that a truly enormous amount has been achieved. Our Foundation is much admired and much copied. However, like everyone on their 18th birthday, we feel we are standing on a threshold. We feel there are huge opportunities for the Foundation before us, and we want to seize them with both hands.

Therefore, we have called the theme of our birthday year ‘Fast Forward 50’.

Fast Forward because, on reaching our majority, we want to make full use of the front-runner experience.  We want to make a quantum leap.

And 50. Why 50?

We want to be able to increase the number of our Foundation students in the school at any one time to 40 . That is a big increase from the 27 we have at present. To achieve this, we need energy, total commitment and an endowment of £50 million. Hence ‘Fast Forward 50’.

This endowment of £50 million will mean support for students in perpetuity. In 50 years, in 100 years, our donors now will still be giving a life-changing education to those who should come to Rugby based on their talent and potential, but cannot afford to.

Achieving this aim would be the best possible way of celebrating our 18th birthday.

If you would like to give us a birthday present, you could:

Set up a direct debit

Donate online

Leave a gift in your Will 

Send a cheque or make a BACS transfer 

Make a gift of shares 

Bid at the Sotheby’s Auction 

Sign up to payroll giving 

Give via CAF or a charitable foundation 


Join us. Get us over the line. Fast forward!