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Our Donors

Every gift to the school changes the lives of our pupils.

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all our donors who have kindly given to Norwich School, including those that have chosen to remain anonymous. 

Many congratulations to Coke House for the most monies raised by house for the academic year 2014/2015 and to Brooke House for retaining their title for the most donors within their house. 

A list of donors can be found by clicking here

Invest in the future of your school today, if you would like to become one of our donors, please contact Rachel Lightfoot, Email: rlightfoot@norwich-school.org.uk or telephone: 01603 728431

We list below just some examples of how donors have supported Norwich School:

  • The Dyers’ Livery Company initially gave finance support to the School for the repair of bomb damage suffered as a result of the ‘Baedeker’ raid on Norwich during World War II. 
  • A class-room block was named ‘Dyers Lodge’ in recognition of the Company’s assistance. 
  • In 1957 The Company supplied money for a new Science Block, opened by Lady Fleming and named ‘Fleming Laboratories’ in memory of Sir Alexander Fleming, Honorary Liveryman of the Dyers’ Company. 
  • In 1962 the 800 year old Bishop’s Palace became part of the School’s premises, the cost of which was largely provided by a loan from the Company. 
  • In 1976 the Company established the “Dyers’ Company Scholarship Fund” to assist parents of modest means. 
  • In 1977 a new Music Room was funded by the Company and named the ‘Barbirolli Room’ in memory of Sir John Barbirolli, Honorary Liveryman.  It was opened by Lady Barbirolli who was also an Honorary Liveryman of the Company. 
  • In 1998 the Dyers Company provided a gift and loan for the building of the ‘Daynes Sports Centre’, and continues to provide annual funding for seven bursaries, a contribution to the scholarship fund and a science prize.
  • In 2014, The Lower School Expansion Project in order to increase teaching space, providing two new classrooms and three music practice rooms and a dedicated junior science laboratory. With an annual cohort in the region of 190 pupils, a larger and more appropriate learning facilities was much needed.
  • The Lower School extension was officially opened in May, 2014 by the widow of former Norwich School pupil (ON) and scientist, Joe Farman, CBE whom the laboratory was named after. 80% of the funds were raised from donations from, among others, the Garfield Western Foundation, the Paul Bassham Charitable Trust, the ON Club and former pupils who left gifts to the school in their will.

To see a full report for the academic year 2014/2015 please click here


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