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Scholarships & Bursaries

A scholarship or bursary could provide your daughter with the chance to have an excellent education and a wealth of opportunity, which could make an enormous difference to your child’s future.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to reward excellence and talent. They are awarded on a merit basis and are determined by a student’s academic or other ability. Scholarships are generally up to the value of 20% of fees, based on the results of the entrance examination and other assessments.

All scholarships can be enhanced with a bursary of up to 100%, if applicants meet the financial criteria of the bursary and if the funds are available.  

Find out more about our wonderful scholarship opportunities at Year 7 and Sixth Form below.

Further information about all Scholarships can be obtained from our Admissions team: admissions@kingshighwarwick.co.uk or call 01926 494485.

 

Bursaries

Bursaries are means-tested awards offering free or discounted fees based on financial need.

Across Warwick Schools Foundation, we offer two different type of bursary – one which is based on where the child lives (the CV34 Awards) and one which is open to families from all postcodes (our Foundation bursaries). The funding available from a bursary operates on a sliding scale – from 100% of fees covered, to smaller proportions, dependent on household income.

To be eligible for a bursary-funded place at one of our schools, children must also meet the usual conditions of entry – that is, they must satisfy the requirements of the school’s assessment and interview processes. There are limited funds available, so not all children who are offered a place at the school will also be offered a bursary, even if the financial assessment deems them to be eligible. The bursaries are awarded on a competitive basis and are limited to the funds available. All bursaries are re-assessed annually.

The support available is based on a combination of the following:

  1. Financial need - determined by a means testing assessment by our external partners Bursary Assessment Associates (BAA).  
  2. Your child's performance - based on exam results, the interview and the report received from your child's current school.
  3. Overall demand - bursaries are awarded on a competitive basis, as limited funds are available.

CV34 Awards

The CV34 Awards are a specific set of bursaries which are earmarked for children whose families live within the CV34 postcode. The school is grateful to King Henry VIII Endowed Trust and The Charity of Sir Thomas White, Warwick for their financial support for this set of bursaries.

To be eligible for a CV34 Award, applicants must fulfil the three criteria above AND live in the CV34 postcode area.

Means Testing

All bursaries are allocated following means testing of applicants. This is established based on relevant ‘net income’ of all those with parental responsibility. The amount of discount is offered on a sliding scale. If your gross household income exceeds £99,025, you will not be eligible, and if you have substantial assets, you are unlikely to qualify.

If your child qualifies for a bursary place, they will also receive support towards other school costs. This will be applied at the same rate as the bursary – so for example, if the bursary covers 50% of fees, then half of the amounts in the table below will also be covered.

Example for 2024/25 academic year:
Uniform – up to £750 over 7 years (between Year 7 and Year 13)
Essential curriculum trips – up to £600 over 7 years (between Year 7 and Year 13)
Bring Your Own Device – up to £1,000 over 7 years (to cover two devices in that time)

Please note that if your child qualifies for free school meals, then there will be no additional charge for lunches.

Application for a bursary

To apply for a bursary, parents are required to apply to the School through the normal registration form, and tick the box indicating they would like to be assessed for a bursary. On receipt of the School application, you will then be sent a confidential link to submit your details for the financial assessment to BAA, the School’s external partners. You will be told of the deadline to do this, in order to receive an indication of whether you may be eligible ahead of the entrance exam.

Please note that an indication that you may be eligible for financial assistance at this stage does not mean a bursary place has been offered as this is still subject to the usual admissions processes and overall demand for bursaries.

You will be required to provide detailed financial information including income, expenditure and details of your net assets. The financial analysis is based on both parents jointly, regardless of current living arrangements.

Please be advised that in some cases the Foundation reserves the right to attend a home visit in order to discuss the financial schedule.

Further information about bursaries can be obtained from our Admissions team: admissions@kingshighwarwick.co.uk or call 01926 494485.