The Ladies' College partnered with Compton to deliver its successful £1 million 'Gift for Learning' Campaign, to secure funding for a new sixth form centre and two-storey classroom block.
Adams' Grammar School, Shropshire
Founded in 1656 by local benefactor and Haberdasher William Adams, the School raised over £1 million with the help of our team, to enhance its music and sixth form facilities.
Milton Abbey School, Dorset
Under our management over £800,000 was raised in 18 months to improve boarding facilities.
Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall
A successful £1 million fundraising campaign to build a new sixth form and community learning centre - a flagship building for the school.
Other fundraising studies and reviews conducted by Compton include:
Henrietta Barnett School, London
Kingham Hill School
King Alfred School
Calday Grammar School
Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST)
Ripon Grammar School
St Thomas More Language College, Chelsea
Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
King’s School, Canterbury
William Borlase’s Grammar School
King's School, Ely
King Edward Grammar School
Tonbridge Grammar School
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
St Mary’s School, Cambridge
Schools & Colleges
Compton has been helping schools to raise capital funding and establish ongoing fundraising programmes since the early 1960s. Many schools and colleges have development plans covering major building work, teaching and learning space and bursary or scholarship funding. Schools are, by their nature, “closed constituencies” of parents, alumni and other stakeholders who value the particular ethos and education that their institution has brought them: and these core audiences is where successful fundraising should start. Schools and colleges that carefully test their potential and gear their fundraising programmes to ambitious but realistic goals tend to be very successful.
Wycombe Abbey School: 120 years of excellence
Wycombe Abbey is the top independent girl’s boarding school in the UK. We were invited to work with the Headmistress and Governors in late 2014 to reorganise the School’s development office - and went on from this initial review to plan and manage the first phase of capital fundraising for new boarding houses linked to Wycombe’s 120th Anniversary celebrations in 2016.
The School has already achieved its first phase capital fundraising goal of £5 million. Thanks to a number of generous major gifts the campaign total has surpassed £6 million. We continue to advise Wycombe on the next stages of the School's fundraising and marketing plans.