A bursary programme that funds talented and highly motivated children who do not have the financial means for regular music tuition. The scholarship covers the cost of small group instrumental and theory lessons and instruments, while giving the children the opportunity to play in a variety of ensembles and at regular performances.
Every scholar is assigned a mentor to monitor progress and to help scholars manage the transition from primary to secondary school. Each scholarship runs for up to four years and has a value of around £3500. There are currently thirty-four scholars in the programme playing a wide variety of instruments.
Auditions are held annually, usually in February, for children in Years Four through to Six attending a state school (including Academies and Free Schools. Please contact
Thomass's Foundation at
for further details.
A one year programme designed to help ambitious and able children with fewer advantages by providing a multi-disciplinary approach to learning with monthly Saturday sessions taught by Thomas’s Teachers for pupils in Year Five as they move into Year Six. Pathway incorporates investigative maths and science, literature and elements of art, drama, music, philosophy and sport. Twenty-four pupils are currently enrolled with plans to extend to forty in 2020-21.
For further information about Pathway, please contact Lucy Horstead, Thomas’s Foundation Administrator
A “University Challenge” - style book quiz for primary schools. Four separate heats take place in Battersea, Clapham, Fulham and Kensington, culminating in a cross-neighbourhood Grand Final featuring the winners from the four previous rounds. The aim of the competition is to encourage and improve literacy levels in this age group whilst promoting a love of reading.
For more information about Readers’ Cup please contact Thomas's Foundation at