St Paul’s takes great pride in being able to offer financial assistance to the families of talented boys who otherwise could not afford private education.
Each year there are funds available for free and subsidised places at all entry points, with a focus on 11+ and 16+ to reflect the natural state school entry points. As with all other entrants, pupils hoping to benefit from a bursary must gain a place at the school on academic merit. During the assessment process, parents will be asked to complete a financial assessment form designed to establish the level of financial support available.
Only individuals whose family home is in the UK, where at least one parent resides, and where both parents and candidate are not subject to immigration control, may be considered for a bursary.
Bursaries are awarded on the basis of a means-test form which requests full details of income and capital resources. Family circumstances may change so the level of support is reassessed annually.
At registration, you may indicate that you wish to be assessed for a bursary.
Our school-wide Bursary Policy is available to read on our Policies page.
The examples below illustrate the types of families who could benefit from our bursary scheme.
- Both parents self-employed on low income. Living in rented accommodation. One child receiving 100% fee remission.
- Both parents employed with low incomes. Living in modest home with mortgage. One child receiving 90% fee remission.
- One parent with moderate income. Living in rented accommodation. Two children receiving 70% fee remission.
- Parents both working in moderately paid employment. Modest home with mortgage. One child receiving 20% fee remission.
A new scheme introduced in 2016 offers more generous support to families with a household income less than £126,000. All bursary places are subject to successful completion of the entrance requirements.
The parents of any successful candidate for either school, who meet the residency criteria above, may apply for a bursary.
If you would like to discuss bursaries in confidence, please contact the Registrar or the Finance Office on 020 8746 5477.