The Angell-James Bursarial Fund was officially launched at this years Speech day.
Henry Angell-James OA
In memory of Henry Angell-James OA and with the full support of Sally and Henry’s family, a bursarial fund in his name has been launched with the intention of funding a deserving child through the final three years of Abberley as a full border. It would be an even greater memorial to Henry if this fund could support a full border in the school for many years beyond that.
It is tremendous news that in order to launch this fund one of our current parents has already extremely generously donated a sum to cover the first full year of fees. The first beneficiary will start boarding in September 2019. We are now looking for donors to follow this lead to contribute to a fund specifically set up to enable a pupil to enjoy the benefits that full-boarding at Abberley undoubtedly brings.
Henry Angell-James of Berwick House, Shropshire, very sadly died suddenly on 30th October 2017, aged 54. He was the adored husband of Sally, loving father of Jack, William, Connie and Harry and much-loved son of Roger and Mary-Jane.
Henry joined Abberley Hall in September 1971 and quickly proved himself as a boy with flair and intelligence and showed early promise as a potential scholar. In his final year it was clear that he could easily achieve a scholarship to most independent schools, but he was aiming for Winchester, and indeed joined Hawkins House in September 1976.
In his final year at Abberley, he won the Greenwood Latin Prize, became a prefect and leader of the Woodpigeon Patrol which won the Watson Cup, the annual competition. He played in the 1st XI football, 1st XV rugby and 2nd XI cricket teams.
He enjoyed being on stage and played the part of Squire Blackheart in The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew and General Pizzarro in The Royal Hunt of the Sun which was performed on the South Terrace at the end of a long hot term; the first rain for weeks fell as the Sun God died. His other successes included winning the Chess Cup and the Archery Trophy.
The family has a long attachment with Abberley; the family name can be found on one of the panels in the MDR. All of Henry’s children have attended Abberley, and his youngest son, Harry is currently in Removes. Henry was a most loyal OA, greatly supportive of the school which was reflected in his role as a School Governor.
The aim is to raise a minimum of £90,000, of which £30,000 has already been donated.
There are many ways you can donate, details of which can be found on the attached forms.
‘Let another deserving child, of less financial means, have the joy of an Abberley education and adventure!’
If you would like any further details regarding this fund, please contact one of the following:
Read the latest OA News, kindly compiled by Michael Haggard (Headmaster 1974 to 1996)
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