Bursary Policy

The Governors of King's College Taunton are committed to broadening access to the School by offering to eligible parents / guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. These bursary awards as important in helping to ensure children from families who would otherwise not be able to afford the fees can access the education offered by the School. All who meet our general entry requirements are eligible for bursary awards which are made solely on the basis of parental means or to relieve hardship where a pupil’s education and future prospects would otherwise be at risk for example in the case of redundancy.

In assessing means we use the methodology promulgated by the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, which takes a number of factors into consideration including family income, assets and family circumstances. The School does not have an endowment and the funds available for hardship bursaries are limited. When considering such awards we have to be mindful that we must ensure a balance between those parents paying full fees, many of whom make considerable personal sacrifices to fund their child’s education, and those benefiting from the awards.

For September 2018 entry, bursary applications need to be received by 1 February 2018.

For further information, please contact the Director of Finance on 01823 328100 or email mcmmaceacharn@kings-taunton.co.uk

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