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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. The School has access to charitable funds providing fee remission for:

  • Foundation bursaries for the children of practising Anglican clergy (Foundationers);
  • Bursaries for new pupils;
  • Hardship bursaries for current pupils whose family circumstances may change during their time at the School.

Bursary applications will only be considered in respect of children who are registered and following payment of the registration fee. Bursaries are means tested and if you wish to apply, you must complete a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form, which is available from the Admissions Office. The form requires full information about your financial circumstances. The School uses an independent company, Bursary Administration Ltd (BAL), to review and assess bursary applications. 

Bursary assessments are independent of the academic process and all potential recipients of financial assistance must meet the School’s entry criteria. 

All bursary awards are subject to annual review in the Spring Term. 

Awards are expressed as a percentage reduction of tuition fees only (except in cases where it may be deemed in the best interests of the child to weekly board) and may be supplemented by a scholarship


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.