The school offers one bursary place in each academic year group up to a value of 100% discount on fees. Once awarded, the recipient will keep this until he leaves the school, subject to annual reassessment of his parents’ financial situation. Places are usually awarded as a boy enters Year 3, but may be offered at other points in the school if a place becomes available in another year group. Bursary places are awarded to boys who can meet the standard entrance requirements as detailed in our Admissions policy and whose parents can show through a means test that they are not in the position to pay full fees.
All applicants for Bursary places are invited to come for a standard academic assessment. The boys are also interviewed to find out their wider interests and skills beyond the academic areas tested. Prior to that, parents are asked to fill in the means testing form and are informed before the assessment day if their son is not eligible for a discount. The boys who sit the assessment are ranked in order of those we feel will offer most to the school and then the Bursary place for the year group will be offered to the boy at the top of that list.
If the boy who is offered the bursary place is not eligible for a full 100% reduction in fees then, if there are empty places in the year group, the second choice boy would be offered a place with a reduction equal to the residue of the 100%. The Bursary assessments will generally be held towards the end of January in the year in which the bursary would start.