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  • School Bursaries Conference
    22 January 2018
    Essential for Heads, Bursars, Governors and Development Directors
    IDPE Essential Development Toolkit
    17 October 2017
    "A must for anyone new to school's development"
    Capital Campaigns: cracking the campaign code
    9 November 2017
    An interactive day of discussion & case studies
    IDPE Featured Job of the week:
    Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Solihull School
    An opportunity exists for an outstanding individual to lead the Development and Alumni Relations team within this selective, co-educational day school home to over 1,000 pupils with a large and engaged former pupil association.  We offer excellent working conditions together with an attractive salary and benefits package reflecting the qualifications and experience of the individual. Read on...
  • What is schools' development?
    Professional fundraising in schools, often known as ‘development’, is booming in the UK. The money raised by schools has more than doubled in the last decade and is now worth £190 million per year, which helps to fund a wide range of projects from bursaries to new buildings.
    Schools’ development is the process by which schools seek to engage with their alumni, parents and other stakeholders to generate support and income toward a school’s strategic objectives.  Read on..

    IDPE's newest members
    The Study, Wimbledon (London)
    St George's School for Girls (Scotland)
    The Royal School, Haslemere (Surrey)
    Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (North East)
    For all member announcements click here

All schools with ambition must have a development office.  Any school that does not have dedicated fundraising professionals will be lucky to survive in the current competitive environment.'    Eric Young, Governor, Fettes College