Scholarships and Bursaries

Recognising and supporting excellence.


Scholarships are awarded to children who show outstanding potential academically or in Art, Drama, 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 candidates for entry to Years 3 to 7 and to internal candidates for entry to Years 5 and 7. Scholarships awarded to successful candidates will commence in the Autumn Term following the Spring Term assessments.  


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 more information about the scholarship and bursary process, please click here for 2020 scholarship booklet which gives more detail or alternatively contact the Registrar on 01323 733203 or email:  

Scholarship awards for autumn 2020

The application closing date and assessment dates for 2020 entry will be as follows:


Scholarship application closing date

Wednesday 8 January


Assessment Days

Academic: Saturday 18 January

Art: Wednesday 22 January

Drama: Thursday 23 January

Music: Thursday 23 January

Sport: Friday 24 January

Where Next?

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