Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships

St Faith’s offers Academic Scholarships for children entering Year 3, and these are available for both internal and external candidates. There is no formal application procedure; children who perform very well in the Year 3 entry tests (external candidates) and regular assessments in their Year 2 class (internal candidates) will be invited to sit the scholarship papers. When awarding a scholarship, we will take in to account the results of these scholarships tests and the reference from the child’s current school. Scholarships are occasionally awarded to candidates who perform extremely well in the Entrance Tests for Years 4 to 8.  Academic Scholarship awards are normally between 10% and 30% of the full fees.

St Faith’s Bursaries

St Faith’s offers a limited number of means-tested bursaries to support new pupils to the School where parental means would be insufficient to meet the fees in their entirety. Bursaries, on a sliding scale, are awarded to pupils who we believe will gain most from a St Faith’s education, and who will contribute fully to the life of the school.

The provision of all financial assistance is at the sole discretion of the School and is subject to the means-testing rigour expected of independent schools by the Charity Commissioners. Both parents/guardians will be required to provide proof of their income and assets. The level of support (up to the value of around 40% of the fees in recent years) varies according to a range of circumstances including parental need, and also according to the amount of funding available.

Entry to Pre Prep Please note that financial assistance is only available for entry to the Pre Prep in very exceptional circumstances, and the deadline for Pre Prep Bursary applications is 31 March 2019 in the calendar year prior to the year of admission.

Entry to Year 3 The Bursary Application Form should be fully completed and submitted directly to the Bursar with supplementary documentation by 31 October in the calendar year prior to the year of admission. At the same time a Pupil Application Form and fee should be submitted directly to the Registrar, if one has not already been submitted. We cannot consider Bursary applications for any child for whom a Pupil Application Form has not been received.

Allocation of funds will be considered by the School Bursary Committee, and decisions will be communicated at the same time that academic places are awarded in Spring Term prior to admission.

Bursary applications which arrive at the School after the deadline will not be accepted, nor will those that are submitted after an offer of a place has been accepted and the Deposit paid.