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 academic promise and demonstrate competency in the high-ability range, 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.
We ask that families interested in applying for funding complete a 'Statement of Financial Circumstances' form to support their application for an Award. All applications are 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 Mrs Simone Hughes
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) with children in Year 1 and above.
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.