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Bursaries and Discounts


Sibling Discount

10% for second and subsequent siblings with the eldest at any time charged full fees.

Forces Discount

20% for serving members of the UK Forces in receipt of boarding CEA.  Please email cbrown@cothill.net using your military email address with your rank and posting to confirm eligibility. 

Foreign Office Discount

10% for serving members of the UK Foreign Office.  Please email the Bursary using your FO email address with your professional title to confirm eligibility.

Bursary Policy

Introduction
  1. This policy has been authorised by the Trustees and forms part of the Trust’s Public Benefit Strategy.
     
  2. The Trustees are committed to assisting access to the Trust’s schools by offering eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.
     
  3. Bursaries are means-tested and awarded on an annual basis to parents who satisfy the financial criteria as set by the Trust, from time to time, in relation to their income and capital assets.
     
  4. The aim of this policy is to ensure that prospective and current parents/guardians are aware of the bursary provision and the process by which they can apply. It will be placed on the Trust website and made available to all parents on request.
     
  5. The term ‘parents’ used throughout the remainder of the document refers to both parents and guardians who are legally responsible for the child concerned.
Types of Bursary Offered
  1. There are two categories of bursaries:

    Discretionary Bursaries.
    In order to be eligible to apply prospective parents will have to have visited the school, met the Head and formally registered. Discretionary Bursaries will only be provided at the time when Prep School aged (Yr3 upwards) pupils enter the Trust. They will be offered to parents who are unable to provide the tuition fees initially, but anticipate being able to so in the future. They can be awarded for a term or for a longer period of up to two years.

    Hardship Bursaries.
    Subject to the budgetary constraints for the bursary scheme, the Trust shall also provide means-tested assistance with fees for cases of sudden, unforeseen need experienced by families of existing pupils. These are known as Hardship Bursaries.
     
  2. The Trustees are committed to providing bursaries up to 100% of the Day Tuition Fees.
     
  3.  The level of a bursary is determined by the extent of financial need and therefore applicants are required to complete a Bursary Application Form which provides details of their income and capital. Where there is no financial need, no bursary will be granted.
     
  4. A range of factors is considered in making the awards and there are no hard and fast rules and as a result the number and size of bursaries can vary considerably. In considering the financial need of an applicant, the size of family and the level of income and capital assets are taken into account. Relevant personal circumstances of the parents and those of the child may also be taken into consideration.

For further information and the application procedure, please contact the school or the Trust Head Office.