In recognition of the many opportunities at Eton End, the Governors are keen to widen access to other pupils, to ensure that as many children as possible are able to take advantage of the outstanding standard of education at the school.
External candidates may apply for a bursary for entry into Year 3 and above.
The total number of bursaries offered each year will vary depending on the quality and circumstances of the candidates and the available budget. Bursaries are awarded at the absolute discretion of the Board of Governors and the school reserves the right not to proceed with any application.
Interested applicants must apply to the school by completing the school’s Registration Form, Bursary Application Form and by the pupil attending for assessment. Applicants will complete tests appropriate to their age to ascertain a general level of ability.
Successful applicants will be those who are likely to gain most from the school’s educational provision. They will be notified as soon as is reasonably possible after these assessments and then invited to complete a Means-tested Bursary Form which will be submitted to an independent bursary company to determine the level of Bursary Award.
- can be granted for a pupil who would otherwise be unable to accept a place due to the family’s financial circumstances.
- is means-tested with the value of the bursary being related to the financial circumstances of the pupil’s family.
- is usually expressed financially as a percentage of fees.
- scheme is reviewed annually by the Governors and takes into account various factors such as value of assets, number of dependents or any other pertinent considerations. Support is not available from the school towards “extras” - the cost of uniform, travel and school trips for example.
- is an arrangement to be kept strictly confidential between parent and school and is not disclosed to others nor published.
- is normally granted for as long as a pupil remains at the school but is subject to annual means-test reassessment and may therefore be adjusted up or down each year.
- may be withdrawn at the discretion of the Headmistress in the event of unsatisfactory work or conduct.
- may be withdrawn if the balance of fees and other amounts owing to the school are not settled before the start of each term.