Boarding school charities in ‘merger of equals’

The Royal National Children’s Foundation and the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation will merge legally on 1 July but will work together from today.

Two boarding school charities have announced they are merging in order to support more children.

The Royal National Children’s Foundation and the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation, which both offer bursaries to help children attend boarding school, are coming together in a “merger of equals” with a new name and branding, according to a spokesman for the RNCF.

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“The aim is to increase the number of children currently supported by the RNCF and SpringBoard, taking the figure from 600 to 1,500 within the next five years. In doing so, the new charity will transform many lives and fulfil the boarding sector’s ambition to play a leading role in enabling social mobility.”


Or merely fill up empty boarding places with children who don’t have to be flown around the world? Surely they should be living in their “strong and stable” families in their “strong and stable” communities? Rather than acquiring Boarding School Syndrome in a loveless institution? Or worse?

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