Scholarships and Bursaries

Recognising and supporting excellence.


Scholarships are awarded to children who show outstanding potential academically or in Art, Drama, Performing Arts, Music or Sport. We offer a tailored programme of provision and support for scholars to enhance, develop and inspire their particular area of talent.

Scholarships are prestigious awards and carry with them privilege and responsibility. The example scholars set will make them natural leaders among their peer group and we hope that they will both enjoy and make the most of the opportunity. Therefore, scholarships are awarded following a strictly moderated open competition.

In line with most comparable independent schools, the majority of awards made are between 5 and 20 percent. Where parental financial circumstances justify it, the fee reduction component of scholarships may be enhanced by means-tested bursaries which are unlikely to exceed 50 percent (please see further information in the Bursaries section below).

Assessments are held each Spring Term and are available to external and internal candidates. Scholarships awarded to successful candidates will commence in the Autumn Term following the Spring Term assessments.  

Please note: As of 6 January 2020, the country has been placed in Lockdown.  This will affect how the scholarship assessments will be held across the disciplines, but they will be going ahead. Please do complete and return your application forms, as planned, by Wednesday 20 January and we will be in contact with further details.   


Click here for the Scholarship Booklet Flipbook


St Andrew’s Prep is committed to extending access to the school. We offer means-tested financial support to a number of pupils each year. These bursaries are separate from scholarships. Bursaries are offered in recognition of financial need.

The amount of a bursary award is calculated individually and the maximum offered is unlikely to exceed 50 percent. If a joint scholarship and bursary is awarded, then the amount of the scholarship is usually subsumed within the bursary and these combined awards are unlikely to exceed 50 percent.

All bursaries are means-tested and parents are asked to complete a comprehensive financial circumstances form which should be submitted to the Finance Bursar. Bursaries are set according to the guidelines laid down by the Independent Schools’ Bursars’ Association.

For useful information about the scholarship and bursary process including important dates and application forms and to receive a copy of the 2020-2021 Scholarship booklet, please contact the Registrar on 01323 733203 or email: .  


Click here for the Scholarship Booklet Flipbook

The application closing date and assessment dates for 2021 entry will be as follows:

Scholarship application closing date

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Scheduled assessment days

Academic: Saturday 30 January 2021

Art: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Music: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Drama: Thursday 4 February 2021

Performing Arts: Thursday 4 February 2021

Sport: Friday 5 February 2021