Our objective is to ensure that assistance is sufficient to cover the child’s continuance at the School.
Strong links with the City Livery Companies and other charitable institutions enable us to recommend other sources of funding in cases of additional need. These can help raise the level of support for those in greatest need to something approaching 100% of fees.
Additional means-tested support is available to current pupils for some school trips and instrumental music lessons.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Bursarial assistance (provided by the School’s Foundation and the City of London, usually to a maximum of 50% of the fees) is offered to families where boarding or the King Edward’s style of education is a particular need. Applicants must satisfy the normal academic criteria for entry. Examples of qualifying circumstances usually include some form of trauma in the family such as the loss of a parent, where one or both parents are seriously ill or where there is a chronically ill or disabled sibling demanding much attention and time, with the result that the parent is unable to devote enough time to the child’s needs. The children of clergy, missionaries and other special circumstances may also be considered.
The level of the bursary awarded depends on the family’s total income and assets and need as outlined. Each case is assessed annually in the light of any changed circumstances and, whilst there is no undertaking to align any increases with any rise in the school fees, once awarded, a bursary normally applies for the duration of a pupil’s school career at King Edward’s.
Academic scholarships (up to 30% of fees) may be awarded at ages 11 and 13 on the basis of performance in the entrance tests, interview and competitive examination. Scholarships are tenable for the duration of a pupil’s time at the School, subject to continuing good performance.
Our Admissions Team can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01428 686735. They will be happy to talk to you about the next steps, including booking Open Mornings, private visits to the School, registration and the entrance test process.
Those looking to join us in Year 7 and Year 9 are required to sit entrance tests in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning in the January of the year of entry. We also offer Pre-Testing for those looking for Year 9 entry.
For potential Sixth Form pupils taking GCSE’s and IGCSE’s, we require six 9-4 grades including Maths and English.