BURSARIES ON ENTRY
Assistance on entry to the school into Year 7 where a place is offered but parents are unable to afford all or part of the school fees. A limited number of bursaries on entry into the Lower Sixth may be available. Applications for bursary assistance on entry run in parallel to the entry process.
The number of bursaries awarded on entry each September is at the discretion of the Governors. Awards are made by the Head Mistress and Bursar who are responsible for the management and co-ordination of the process.
Parents are required to indicate on the Examination Entry Form for a place at the School that they wish to be considered for bursary assistance. (Examination Entry Forms are issued after you have registered your daughter.) Bursary application forms are sent to parents within seven days of this form being received by the school. On receipt of the completed bursary application form, parents receive acknowledgement that their application has been accepted, this is normally sent within seven days of receipt. Applicants should contact the Bursar’s Office if their application has not been acknowledged within seven days of submission. (It takes approximately two weeks to assemble the supporting documentation for a bursary application, please bear this in mind when registering your daughter, the deadlines for registration can be found on our First Year Entry page and our Sixth Form Entry page.)
Parents seeking assistance are required to complete an application form which seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the household and which requests details of income and realisable assets. Any application forms which are not returned by the deadline, are incomplete or are lacking full documentary evidence, will not be processed.
All applications are assessed in order to establish the likely level of support which will be required. This will usually also involve the parents attending an interview to ensure the information has been correctly interpreted and that the basis of the financial assessment has been fair.
The value of the bursary award is not influenced by the academic ability of the girl but by the extent of need. Each case is assessed on its own merits and awards are made accordingly, subject to available funding. The School has a duty to ensure that all bursary awards are fairly awarded.
When parents are offered a place at the School they will, at the same time, be advised on the status of their bursary application and whether the School can provide financial assistance. A bursary awarded on entry is, under normal circumstances, guaranteed for the duration of a girl’s education at Godolphin and Latymer, but parents are required to re-apply for assistance each academic year.
An award may be withdrawn and past awards reclaimed if false information is knowingly or recklessly provided or if parents fail to provide any additional information requested by the School in support of their application.
The income threshold for bursary applications is currently £140,000. However, families with gross income levels in excess of this, with particular needs, are also encouraged to apply.