An endowed fund to widen entry and fund talented boys whose families could not otherwise afford the fees.
Dennis Silk made a uniquely significant impact during his time as Warden from 1968 to 1991. Upon his retirement, he asked that instead receiving a leaving gift, that a fund be set up in his name to provide financial support for deserving boys who would otherwise be unable to come here.
Dennis sadly died in June 2019. In his memory and honour, we are expanding the Silk Fund even further.
Currently, the school supports up to seven boys at any one time through the fund. In the time leading up to our 175th anniversary year in 2022, we hope to grow the capital fund to double the number of boys at Radley on a Silk award at any one time.
As the fund is endowed, all gifts made here have a lasting impact for generations to come.
Radley provides boys with knowledge, confidence, loyalty and a huge range of paths into the future from which to choose. The Silk Fund opens the gate into the school for many to whom it may otherwise be closed and allows them these same opportunities.
Edward Mawby, 1994 G
The Silk Fund allowed me to have the ‘Radley Experience’ and without that I would not have been exposed to the vast array of possibilities that the school has to offer and been given the opportunity to receive a great all-round education which I think is vital to any child’s development
Thomas Webb, 1996 C
Watch a conversation between a funded place recipient and donor below.