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Inspiring the future 
of students and 
our schools. 

Whole Person Fund

The Rugbeian Community of North America, made up of Rugbeians, Biltonians, school parents and champions based in North America, has for many years focused its fundraising efforts on supporting boarding scholarships for Arnold Foundation students. 

Now the Rugbeian Community of North America is taking that support further by launching the Arnold Foundation Whole Person Fund.

We know from our personal experience that attending Rugby is about so much more than just an academic endeavor. The School’s motto of “Whole Person Whole Point” speaks directly to the mission conceived by Thomas Arnold in the 1800’s to introduce fully rounded and highly capable young people into the world. 

To that end over the next three years the goal of the Arnold Foundation Whole Person Fund is to raise sufficient income from donations to fund extra-curricular activities that are particularly important to Arnold Foundation students as individuals. 

This is all about enriching and deepening the impact of the Arnold Foundation programme - to benefit the individual Foundation students, and through increasing their involvement and inclusion in the broader school community, identifying special talent and honing skills that will equip them to participate in a wide range of activities long after they leave the School.

Campaign Target

We’re setting an ambitious target for the next three years of $300,000.

This means that when we reach our goal we will be able to support 40 students each year with $2,500 dedicated for each to unlock their access to the “Whole Person” opportunities promised to all Rugby students.

Join us

It is very easy to make your gift and get the tax deduction by donating via the British Schools and Universities Foundation, stating a preference for Rugby School Arnold Foundation or Bilton Grange.

Gifts of any size will make a difference.

In this first year, members of the American Friends Board will commit at least $15,000 to match gifts of up to $250 each.

The Arnold Foundation

These activities provide huge enrichment, allow students to contribute across a wider range of activities and offer skills and experiences that these talented young people will take with them long after school.


  • Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
  • Theatre trips and conferences
  • Music lessons ans musical instruments
  • Additional sports coaching and equipment for sports


  • Initiative and leadership
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Confidence in public speaking and roles in school shows
  • Participation, contribution and access to orchestras, ensembles, broadcasts, teams and competitons

Educational trips in the UK and overseas;

  • Vienna exchange
  • Greece classics trip
  • New York art trip
  • Washington politics trip
  • Madrid exchange


  • Global perspective
  • Linguistic ability
  • Academic ability and cultural enrichment


Rugbeian Community Office

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+44 (0) 1788 556 139

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