Pupils holiding up cards saying Thank YouThe George Watson's Family Foundation was set up in 1997 and exists to continue the spirit of the legacy left by George Watson which led to the opening of Watson's in 1741. His views were clear. He wanted children from less advantaged backgrounds to enjoy the quality of education available to those more fortunate.

Through the Foundation, help with paying fees is available.

Our fundraising activities, focused through our Development Office are crucial for the future development of Watson's.

Donate Now to the George Watson's Family Foundation

"When I sat the entrance test for Watson’s I knew that my family could not afford the fees. Fortunately the George Watson’s Family Foundation was there to help me".

Kieran Wilson, Foundationer (Class of 2010)
Hamilton Scholar 2010/11, Cambridge University Law Graduate 2014, speaking in 2010