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Scholarships, Bursaries & other fee remissions

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on merit to the highest achievers in competitive examinations and assessments. Candidates who win awards have outstanding ability and the school undertakes to nurture, recognise and celebrate that talent. Our school is an ambitious, purposeful environment where pupils embrace the opportunities offered to them and specialise in areas where they have particular strengths and aptitudes.

Whilst there is certainly kudos in being recognised as a scholar, there is also considerable commitment if awarded. We expect our scholars to contribute to the community by setting high standards and being identifiable as role models for those qualities we believe are integral to success: organisation, commitment, resilience and persistence are just as important as ability.

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Awards of varying value, offset against the tuition fees for both day and boarding pupils, are awarded in the categories of Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport. Where fees are still prohibitively expensive, annually means-tested bursaries can be awarded to supplement a scholarship.

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How to apply

The scholarship prospectus for entry in September 2020 will be available in September 2019. For an informal discussion about the scholarship process please contact:

 

 Junior School Awards Assessment/ExamClosing Date for Applications
Academic at 11+Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020
 Drama at 11+Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020
 Music at 11 +Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020
 Sport at 11+Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020

 

 Senior School AwardsAssessment/ExamClosing Date for Applications
Academic at 13+ and 16+Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020
Art at 13+ and 16+Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020
Drama at 13+ and 16+Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020
Music* at 13+ and 16+Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020
Sport at 13+ and 16+Week commencing Monday 27 January 2020Tuesday 7 January 2020

* including 13+ and 16+ Choral Exhibition auditions

Bursaries & other fee remissions

Originally founded to provide a free education for the fatherless sons of the clergy of the Church of England and the Church in Wales, St Edmund’s now accepts applications from sons and daughters of the clergy, to whom a 25% discount is offered.

A discount of 25% may be offered to employees of the Dean & Chapter at Canterbury Cathedral.

Bursaries are granted on a means-tested basis to existing St Edmund’s families who experience hardship, and there is a limited means-tested bursary provision for families who are new to St Edmund’s.

Children of former pupils may be entitled to a tuition fee concession up to a maximum of 10% . If other remissions (eg scholarship award, bursary), equate to 10% or more then no further discount will be awarded.

Members of the Armed Forces receive a remission of 10% of the boarding fee (in addition to the MOD CEA).

Sibling discounts are also available for third and subsequent children of the same family in the school at the same time.

Applications should be made to the Bursar in writing or by email on bursar@stedmunds.org.uk