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Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursaries

The Board of Governors of Slindon College are committed to broadening access to the College by offering eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of fees.  Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 75% on day and boarding fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.  Bursaries may either be awarded for the duration of the pupil’s education (Fixed Bursary), subject to annual review, or may be for a defined period only.  Requests for financial support usually fall into two categories:

Admissions Bursaries

When a place has been offered to a new pupil but parents/guardians are unable to fund the fees.

Hardship Bursaries

Where a change in parent/guardian circumstances have resulted in difficulty in meeting fees and may result in the pupil being withdrawn part way through a stage of education. Bursaries will not be awarded for the purpose of cancelling an existing fees debt.

Scholarships

Scholarships are financial awards for talented pupils. They may be awarded to those who excel academically or who are gifted in other areas such as; drama, music or sport.  Family income isn’t taken into account when awarding scholarships. Slindon College offers scholarship awards to the value of up to 50% of the day and boarding fees.

Academic Scholarship

The academic scholarship is awarded to a pupil who excels academically. Pupils applying for the academic scholarship will be subject to an academic test.

Open Scholarship

The open scholarship is awarded to a pupil who is likely to contribute exceptionally well to the overall life of the College.

Special Talent Scholarship

The special talent scholarship is awarded to a pupil who excels in one area (drama, music or sport) to a high level i.e. competing or performing at county, national or international level.  The pupil will be required to provide ongoing evidence of their special talent and will be expected to represent the college in their area of expertise.

For further information on Bursaries and Scholarships please refer to the Policy download below.