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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 2021 is available to download here. To apply for a scholarship, please ensure you have read the Scholarship Prospectus and understand the requirements, and then complete the relevant scholarship application form which can be found here:

Scholarship Application Forms

All supporting documents should be emailed to scholarships@stedmunds.org.uk.

For an informal discussion about the scholarship process please contact:

  • Senior School (13+, 16+): Executive Assistant, Lindsay Murphy head@stedmunds.org.uk  01227 475600
  • Junior School (11+): Junior School Secretary, Yvonne King yk@stedmunds.org.uk 01227 475600
  • Music School (11+, 13+, 16+): Music Administrator, Katherine Walker ksw@stedmunds.org.uk 01227 475600

 

 Junior School Awards  Assessment/Exam Closing Date for Applications
Academic at 11+ Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021
 Drama at 11+ Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021
 Music at 11 + Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021
 Sport at 11+ Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021

 

 Senior School Awards Assessment/Exam Closing Date for Applications
Academic at 13+ and 16+ Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021
Art at 13+ and 16+ Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021
Drama at 13+ and 16+ Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021
Music* at 13+ and 16+ Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021
Sport at 13+ and 16+ Week commencing Monday 25 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021

* 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 resulting in 10% of the boarding fee being payable by the family (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