Walhampton offers a number of awards and scholarships, together with means-tested financial support to help with fees. Our Governors are keen to encourage academic excellence and are committed to broadening access to the school.
Internal and external pupils are able to apply for a scholarship during the Autumn term of Year 6. They can apply for an Academic, Sport, Music, Drama, Art or All Rounder scholarship.
A bursary may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on school fees payable, depending on financial or other relevant circumstances of applicants. Requests for support usually fall into two categories:
- New applicants to the school, where a place is offered but parents or guardians are unable to fund tuition fees
- Existing pupils where a change in parents or guardians' circumstances results in difficulty in meeting tuition fees, and may result in the child being withdrawn part way through a stage of education
Awards, which are subject to annual review, are made on the basis of a Bursary Application Form and supporting documentation. Factors considered by the Headmaster and Bursar can include savings, investments and realisable assets as well as income, size of family, other dependents, compassionate and other considerations. The school always respects the confidentiality of bursary awards, and recipients are expected to do the same.
Please contact the Bursar for more details – call 01590 613300.
Various educational and charitable trusts can also provide assistance with fees. In most cases, these are to help children already attending a fee-paying school and due to a change of circumstances may be unable to remain. We also encourage parents or guardians to investigate these sources and to apply for support where a strong case can be made for assistance.
Armed Forces Discount Scheme
Walhampton offers a 15% discount on fees to members of the Armed Forces who send their children to board with us.