Interlink Recruitment Supports Bursaries at Withington
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Daniel and Louis Rosenthal whose company, Interlink Recruitment, has made a generous donation to our Bursary Fund.
The brothers, who both attended an independent school, recognise the importance of a bursary programme in providing opportunities for talented young people to benefit from all that an independent education can offer, despite financial circumstances.
Both are the fathers of girls and Daniel already has a daughter who attends Withington. He said:
“As a father, you want your daughter to have the very best education possible, providing an important building block for future success. Through this donation we can support someone else’s daughter who has just as much potential to attend Withington, thus opening up opportunities for her in the future.”
The donation will be used to support a 100% bursary for a student in Year 7, including any incidental school costs, such as trips and equipment.
Lesley Dowdall, Withington’s Director of Development said:
“We know from experience that bursary students help maintain the diversity that we have celebrated since 1890. However, in recent years, the number of applications for bursaries has continued to grow and an increasing number of talented individuals are unable to take up their place at Withington, as there is simply not enough bursary funding. We are very grateful for this generous support from Daniel and Louis and Interlink, which will make a big difference to a future Withington pupil.”
Currently 1 in 6 of the pupils in the Senior School at Withington is supported by a bursary, with a third of bursary funding being directed to bursary recipients from the lowest income families who require support of 80% or more of the fees. The school’s immediate aim is to increase overall bursary provision to 1 in 5 Senior School pupils, offering a range of bursaries awarded according to need and rigorously means-tested.