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​​​​​​​Financial assistance

Students who qualify for a place at the Foundation should not be prevented from taking up their place for financial reasons.

Junior SchoolWe offer financially assisted places to provide support for such students who apply.

Financial assistance can be applied for at the Junior School, Dame Bradbury's School, Senior School, and 6th Form College. Assistance is not available for Pre-Prep places, except in very exceptional circumstances.

Eligibility for financial assistance depends on financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants. It is awarded based on total parental income, with the level of assistance reviewed on an annual basis.

Application for a new Bursary

Parents who wish to apply for a bursary will be asked by the School to indicate this on your registration form and complete a Bursary Application Form.

The form is confidential and requires full information about the family’s financial circumstances, with supporting documentation. The school uses an independent company, Bursary Administration Ltd (BAL), to review and assess bursary applications.  Shortly after receipt of the application form BAL will arrange a home visit to talk through the financial circumstances form and discuss the application.  These visits are undertaken at the applicant’s home in a sensitive manner and all information is treated in the strictest confidence. The application and the BAL feedback will be submitted to the Bursary Committee at the School where a decision will be made about the value of the bursary that may be awarded.

Late applications after a place has been offered or accepted will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Continuation of an existing Bursary

Parents of children awarded Bursaries should submit a Bursary Renewal Form and supporting paperwork direct to BAL by mid December.


In addition we offer several scholarships that you may be eligible for. For more information, email us or call 01223 454700 and ask to speak to the Bursar's Office.