When Sajida was a child, whenever we drove past Howell's she would push her face against the car window and stare at the school and then look away in disappointment. As a parent, not being able to help our child pursue her dreams was hard but when we got the call telling us that she had been accepted for a bursary, we couldn't believe our luck. It has changed our lives. 

At Howell's, we know that education has the power to change lives. A Howell's bursary gives students access to that power.     

Philanthropy is the cornerstone that Howell's School, Llandaff was built on, and the school has been changing lives since it opened its doors in 1860. Our founder Thomas Howell wanted to create greater opportunities for young women, and he knew that education was the key. Together with the expertise of the Drapers' Company, his generosity gave many girls access to an education that would elevate and inspire them.

In 2018, Howell's continues to be supported by the Drapers' Company and through our Bursary Fund we are still creating opportunities for girls and boys from all backgrounds to develop their individual talents and to build their passions as they grow and blossom. A donation to our Bursary Fund will enable us to increase the number of bursary places available, to ensure we continue to enable the brightest and the best students to flourish at Howell's School, Llandaff.

Impact of a Howell's Bursary

At Howell's, our students are given every opportunity to strive beyond conventional thinking. This is encouraged by teachers, but often the perspective of the student in the next seat is the one that will shape the discussion and take it in a new direction as a result of the question they ask or the view they hold. 

By enriching our classrooms with students from a range of backgrounds, with diverse perspectives, we are encouraging new approaches to problem solving and teaching all our students to question, challenge and debate.  

The Howell’s Bursary Fund is the result of generous donations from individuals to the Howell’s Umbrella Giving Scheme from HSBC, and the Drapers’ Company. The Bursary Fund needs to grow to maintain its impact, to secure bursaries and to weather economic uncertainties.  For over 150 years Howell's has been welcoming bright students, and we want to guarantee we can do that for a further 150 years—and more. All students, whatever their circumstances, should be given the chance to achieve their potential. We want them to make a difference in the world, now and in the future.   


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Howell's School provides tremendous "value-added" in terms of public examination results, which are consistently higher than predicted in independent assessments.

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