Wispers School for Girls in Haslemere enjoyed an excellent reputation for over 60 years, as is testified by the Independent Schools Report 2007. Its motto - Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter (Bravely, Faithfully, Happily) - inspired numerous girls and their teachers throughout its existence.
In the harder times of the present century, the Governors were mindful of the school's traditions and values, which would have been severely compromised in any amalgamation. They took a more positive view and, following the school's closure and sale in 2008, established a revised trust, the Wispers Trust. This will offer financial assistance to deserving pupils, particularly secondary pupils in Year 11 (GCSE) or Year 13 (A2), whose parents or guardians are experiencing unforeseen difficulties.
In their strategic planning the Wispers Trustees have worked closely with the Charity Commission who, in particular, applauded the Trust's intention to offer support in perpetuity. This is seen as the most effective way of preserving the founding principles of the school.
Wispers Trust has awarded several grants for the academic year 2016-2017. This will enable a number of pupils to complete either their GCSE or A2 studies.