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Assistance with Fees (Bursaries)

A Bursary is means-tested funding provided by the School to assist pupils in obtaining a place at St Albans School when it wouldn’t otherwise be accessible.

The School is committed to broadening access by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and Bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other relevant circumstances of applicants.

Please read our Bursary Policy below to find out more about the criteria for bursaries at St Albans School:

Bursary Policy 2023

The guiding principles for the award of Bursaries are:

  • Bursaries may be up to 100% of tuition fees and are unlikely to be awarded for amounts less than 40%;
  • The School may, at the discretion of the Headmaster and the Bursar, make additional awards over and above the cost of the tuition fees for specific activities, such as coach travel or essential educational trips; and
  • There is a presumption that the pupil will be worthy of an award and eligible for entry to the School.

Please note that the School does not have unlimited funds for bursary support, and so the offer of a place does not confer an entitlement to bursary support, even if the criteria might be met.

Detailed financial information will be requested by Bursary Administration Limited on our behalf. Bursary Administration Limited will carry out home visits as required during the second week of January. Normally, no new application for Bursaries can be considered once offers of places have been made.

Parents are also advised to consult this list and to make applications to appropriate grant-making bodies.

All Bursaries are subject to an annual review and all information provided by applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Those to whom a Scholarship has been awarded may also apply for Bursarial assistance. However, any Scholarship award will be taken into account in calculating any further fee remissions.

For further information please contact Admissions.