About the Auckland Grammar School Foundation Trust

Throughout its history, Auckland Grammar School has been a leader in state secondary education. The School has produced academic and sporting results that are unsurpassed in New Zealand, including:

- 16 Girdler's and Myers Scholars to Cambridge University;
- 26 Rhodes Scholars to Oxford University;
- 3 Robertson Scholarships to Duke University;
- 6 Sir George Elliot Scholars and
- 53 All Blacks

A rigorous academic education is combined with the wider development of the whole person. Auckland Grammar encourages each boy to recognise and pursue his individual potential to the full, and to attain excellence in acquiring the knowledge, skills and the sense of value which the School has always provided. Auckland Grammar School continues to produce young men who go on to thrive in the wider community.

The School must hold fast to its tradition of excellence, through which it can ensure its future pre-eminence in secondary education. The Board of Trustees has been planning strategically to secure this future, and the Auckland Grammar School Foundation Trust was established in 2000 for this very purpose.

To achieve this, the Foundation Trust stewards funds to support and assist the benefit and welfare of the School through supporting and promoting the advancement of education by charitable means both inside and outside the classroom, through the Academic Endowment Fund.

The Academic Endowment Fund has been designed to help keep our best teachers in the classroom by allowing the Board of Trustees to recruit, retain and reward top teachers. The Academic Endowment Fund provides a unique opportunity to enhance the high standard of education provided for boys attending this institution and will allow the School to consistently deliver the teaching excellence which Grammar is famous for.

Since 2004, 438 teaching awards and 2,057 extracurricular awards have been given out to reward masters in recognition of their exceptional commitment, with some 53 awards given out in 2022 to staff who received a substantial financial reward to recognise outstanding performance. Click here to learn more about the Staff Awards. To view a list of the 2022 recipients, click here. If each member of the Grammar community gives a little, the students will gain a lot.

If you would like more information on the Foundation Trust, please contact Director of Advancement Daniel Reddish via email at d.reddish@ags.school.nz or phone 09 623 5412.