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Bursarial Assistance

The Bursary Scheme is designed to assist families who for financial reasons might otherwise be unable to afford their child’s attendance at the School. There are four categories:

  • Admissions Bursaries for new pupils entering the School at Lower Third (from 2016), Fourth Form or Lower Sixth;
  • Hardship Bursaries for families whose financial position worsens unexpectedly during a pupil’s education at the School;
  • Albany Award Bursaries for pupils from very low income families;  and,
  • Foundation Remission Bursaries for children of Anglican clergy (Foundationers).

Bursary application forms are available from the Finance Office and should only be completed after the offer of a conditional place. All bursaries are means tested. Bursaries may supplement the award of a Scholarship or Discount and are expressed as a percentage reduction of the basic day fees, except in cases of Albany or Foundationer places where it may be deemed in the best interests of the child to board at the School. The total value of assistance awarded may be up to 100% of basic day fees. Support for additional educational expenses is also available for Albany Award pupils and Foundationers. 

All applications for bursarial support presuppose that the child will meet the School’s entrance criteria or if already in School, continue to meet the expected standards of achievement. 

Bursarial awards are reviewed annually and may be withdrawn if parents' circumstances change during a pupil’s time at the School.


Where further financial assistance is needed in excess of bursarial assistance, the School will support applications to other grant-making bodies. Further information is available from the Finance Office.

Standard Terms and Conditions

All places at St John's are offered subject to acceptance of the School's Standard Terms and Conditions, as set out in the Parent Contract.