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The Judde Society

The 1553 Society

Celebrating the Power of Regular Giving

The 1553 Society is our regular giving club for all Old Tonbridgians, parents and friends of the school. It is a way to grow the collective efforts of our Tonbridge community in support of the school without relying on large individual donations. The emphasis is on maximising the number of regular donors, irrespective of their individual contributions, relying on the laws of large numbers to deliver a significant recurring value of support.

The funds raised will help us to deliver an education of unsurpassed depth and breadth and to allow boys with talent and promise, but limited financial means, the opportunity to come to Tonbridge.

Why Support Tonbridge?

As well as bringing people together, the Tonbridge Society also encourages a culture of giving. Since its foundation, the school has relied upon philanthropy; Tonbridge School was founded by Sir Andrew Judde in 1553, with the specific purpose of educating fifty poor scholars. An integral part of the vision was to provide access to education for those who would benefit most, irrespective of their financial background. The donations received in the past have made the school what it is today. We are carrying on the tradition, fundraising to benefit Tonbridgians of the future.  


Members of the 1553 Society will have an impact on the education of talented young boys, as well as being part of an important network of like-minded individuals. All members will be invited to the Headmaster’s Annual Drinks Reception and will be recognised in the Impact Report.

We are enormously grateful for the support of all our donors who have given a one-off gift or pledged to give on a regular basis. It does not matter how small or large, every gift makes a difference and brings us closer to achieving Excellence for All.

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For more information, please contact

Yvette Young
Development Manager
+ (0) 1732 304253