Lichfield Cathedral School (LCS) has enjoyed remarkable growth since its re-founding in 1942. However, the need for philanthropic support is now greater than ever.
Through charitable giving we must ensure that the very high standards of our school are continually developed so that we can provide the environment, opportunity and inspiration for boys and girls, regardless of parental financial circumstances, to become confident, independent and well rounded young people.
While fees pay for the direct cost of education, the school also needs to continue augmenting funds both for bursaries and for further building developments.
The school has established the Lichfield Cathedral School Foundation to raise additional funds. LCS has no endowed funds to draw on to help it maintain the ethos of opportunity that is part of its history. Many pupils would not have been able to attend the school without the generous financial support of individuals or through the Assisted Places Scheme.
The school has invested considerable sums for the acquisition of new buildings and the improvement of existing facilities. In the last five years a total of £2.5m has been spent and we need to continue with a programme of renewal and updating to protect the fabric and to provide the best possible teaching environment at all levels. The buildings located within the Cathedral Close and at Longdon Green are an essential part of what has made LCS so special.
The Very Revd Adrian Dorber