Fees and fee reduction
This policy should be read in conjunction with the Admissions Policy.
There are very few costs which are not covered by the fees. These are: lunches, uniform, external exam entry fees, individual music tuition, and part-cost of a small number of excursions away from school.
Approximately half of our parents do not pay the full fee because their children have been awarded a Whitgift Foundation Bursary or a Scholarship.
Whitgift Foundation Bursaries
- All parents whose family income is less than around £70,000 a year (exact figures may be obtained from the Whitgift foundation) may apply for a bursary award by completing and submitting a bursary assessment form to The Clerk to the Whitgift Foundation.
- Assessment forms should be submitted before the entrance examination is taken.
- The minimum fee payable by parents whose children receive a full bursary award is currently £15 per annum.
- In addition to the previous year's income the Foundation takes into account capital assets, especially the value of bank deposits, shares, and other such assets.
- Any family deemed capable of paying one year's fee, despite having a low income, will not be awarded a bursary.
- The Clerk to the Whitgift Foundation calculates the bursary award.
- A small proportion of parents may be offered a bursary smaller than the Clerk's initial assessment.
Further details of Foundation bursaries can be obtained from the Whitgift Foundation website
- Scholarship awards are made without regard to parental income and give a reduction in the school fees of between 10% and 50%. The scholarship will remain throughout a pupil's school career provided the expected standards are maintained.
There is no set number of scholarship awards but a sum equivalent to approximately ten full fees per annum is given.
A scholarship may be awarded in addition to a Whitgift Foundation Bursary
A scholarship award held by a full bursary pupil, who currently pays minimal fees, will be implemented if family income subsequently improves.