St Margaret's is delighted to be able to offer means-tested Community Bursaries for local children.
Our intention is to extend our education opportunities to the wider community and to those children who show evidence of above-average ability or potential in various areas of school life (academic, sport, creative arts and performing arts), but whose families have limited financial means.
As children will be required to successfully complete a range of assessments which measure underlying skills, English and Maths, we believe that the Bursaries should apply to children either entering, or currently in, Prep (Years 3-6) in the year of the award. Each application will be means-tested and individually assessed based on specific criteria and an award of up to 50% fee remission may be given
We ask that families interested in applying for funding complete an initial financial summary to support their application for an award. Following this, a pupil assessment will take place. All successful applications will then be handled by a third party (BAL) who will determine eligibility and the level of potential funding.
Depending on family circumstances, children may start at St Margaret's at the beginning of the autumn, spring or summer term. To discuss the Bursary in more detail or to obtain an information pack, please contact our Admissions team
HM Forces Discount:
Additionally, we are also delighted to offer means-tested discount of up to 20% for members of the permanent Armed Forces (or Reservists on full-time duties, for the duration of those duties). Applications may be made once a child is no longer eligible for free entitlement funding from the Government.
Community or HM Forces funding may be applied for at any time of the year and the Bursary may commence with immediate effect or from the term following the confirmation of funding.
St Margaret ’s offers a sibling discount scheme for all children once they commence their full-time education in the Reception class; discounts will be applied according to the rate of fees paid. Families with more than one child at St Margaret’s will be entitled to a 5% discount for the second eldest child. The third and subsequent children will be entitled to a fee reduction of 15%. Children are expected to complete their education at St Margaret’s at the end of the summer term in Year 6 and in this instance siblings will retain their existing discounts. However, if a child leaves prior to the end of Year 6, the discount will be re-calculated depending on the number of children attending the school. This scheme applies only to St Margaret’s and does not include older daughters at St Mary’s.
Staff of either St Margaret’s or St Mary’s, will only be entitled to a single form of additional discount at any one time, and in such cases the greatest fee reduction will apply.