The School Governors, in seeking to widen access and reduce the burden of fees for parents on whom it would rest most heavily, make Bursaries available to all new entrants to the Senior School, including those from the Preparatory School. Candidates need to qualify for a place at the School as a result of their performance in the Senior School Entrance Examination, or other selection process and financial need must be established by completion of a confidential statement of income in order to be eligible for an award.
Bursaries are means-tested awards and range in value according to financial need and the funds available. The assessment criteria is based on the obsolete Government Assisted Places Scheme, and the principle that for increasing levels of gross income parents are expected to make a greater contribution towards school fees. The award is split equally across each term and will be shown as a fee remission; the remainder of fees and any other charges for the term (eg. coach travel, music lessons etc.) are payable by the parents.
Bursaries are tenable throughout the period of a pupil's attendance at the School, subject to payment of fees, satisfactory conduct and progress, and to the continuation of financial need. Because circumstances do change, parents who require financial assistance are required to complete a new Bursary application form each year. Whilst every attempt is made to maintain Bursaries at a stable level once they have been awarded, this cannot be guaranteed.