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The UWCSEA Foundation

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Every leading college and university is underpinned by a successful foundation. Through the work of a foundation, an institution has greater freedom and flexibility to pursue bigger goals, recruit world class staff and invest in cutting edge technology and curriculum innovation, all the while establishing a sustainable development plan. This is why, in 2008, the UWCSEA Foundation was established.

The sole aim of the UWCSEA Foundation is to support UWCSEA in its ambition to become a leader in international education. Since the Foundation began active fundraising in 2010, gifts and donations have helped to create a 'margin of excellence' that will make the difference between UWCSEA being a good school and an outstanding school. All funds raised are dispersed back to the College within 12 months, directed according to the areas of most need and where impact will be the greatest.

Although the Foundation was set up as separate legal entity to UWCSEA, its priorities and programmes are guided by the priorities and the strategic plan of the College. Serving both our campuses equally, gifts are directed according to the areas of most need and where the impact will be the greatest.

Supporting four key programmes


"Studying at UWCSEA has shown me that even young individuals like me can make a difference...I have attended a school with students from more than 80 countries, and I have seen proof that tolerance and mutual respect are not just words from the vocabulary. I have made friends across the cultures who become my second family and, in doing so, found a home."

Son Tran Tran, Scholar, Class of 2012

Curriculum innovation

"It was wonderful to get such high profile specialists and receive timely and goal-orientated feedback on our progress. Bringing the experts into our classrooms resulted n greater teacher ownership and engagement. It was a highly beneficial experience."

Helen Gamble, Literacy Coach, Dover Campus
on support for the introduction of Reading and Writing Workshop in the Primary School

Staff professional development

Capital and infrastructure