Community Awards

St Margaret's is delighted to be able to offer means-tested Community Awards for children starting in Year 3 or above. 

We want to give children whose families could not normally afford full fees the opportunity to benefit from all that St Margaret’s has to offer. Applicants will need to demonstrate potential in one or more of the following areas: academics; sport; performing or creative arts, as well as sound underlying ability in English and Maths and a willingness to contribute to the wider school community. 

Each application will be assessed on its individual merits and awards of up to 50% fee remission may be given. Any family interested in applying is encouraged to contact the Admissions team to apply for an initial financial assessment form prior to making a full application.

Funding can only be provided within strict budgeted limits and so we may not be able to give support, or as much support as we would like, even where there is a demonstrated need. Our school awards are subject to repeat testing of parental means each year and may be varied upwards or downwards, depending on parental circumstances.


Please register your interest by emailing

Following receipt of your registration, an initial financial assessment form will be sent via email requesting outline financial information.

An initial financial appraisal will be given within 48 hours of receipt of the financial assessment form to provide applicants with an indication as to the likely level of support if the pupil is offered an award.  

Pupil assessments will take place on a mutually agreed dat(see assessment process below). 

Applicants will be notified of the assessment outcome within 24 hours. 

For successful candidates, we will ask for full disclosure of the family’s financial circumstances for independent verification. An application form will be emailed to applicants.

The independent financial verification process takes between 2-3 weeks. Confirmed funding will be communicated to applicants once verification has been received.


- Submission of child's most recent school report. 
- Copy documentation/statements to support area(s) of potential. 
- Headmaster’s interview. 
- Progress Test – Maths & English. 
- Online screening assessment. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions team on 01249 857379 or email: