Family Fee Support – Bursaries

The Governors of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are committed to broadening access to the schools by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with payment of school fees.  Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of the applicants, including the number of children in the family. Pupils holding bursaries may also be given help with travel and other expenses.

Requests for financial support usually fall into two categories:

  • Existing pupils where a change in parents/guardians’ circumstances has resulted in difficulty in meeting tuition fees and may result in the child being withdrawn part way through a stage of education.
  • New applicants to the school, where parents/guardians are unable to fund all or part of the tuition fees. In order to be considered for assistance, application forms must be completed prior to assessment.

A Bursary may be applied for by parents who feel they are unable to accept or retain a place without financial help. All awards are subject to a review each year and may be varied upwards or downwards, depending on family circumstances. Financial support may be made available to parents/guardians of children entering Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.  Bursaries are not normally available for pupils at the prep schools or pre-prep. Parents/guardians seeking financial assistance are required to complete an application form which seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the household.  The form, which requests details of income and capital, must be accompanied by full documentary evidence.  The amount of financial assistance is not influenced by the level of academic ability of the child, but by the extent of need.  Each case is assessed on its own merits and awards are made accordingly at the discretion of the Headmaster of Monmouth School for Boys or Headmistress of Monmouth School for Girls, subject to the school’s ability to fund these in the context of what is viable within its overall budget.

The schools respect the confidentiality of Bursary awards made to families and recipients are expected to do likewise.

To discuss the Bursary scheme in more detail, please contact Mrs Tessa Norgrove, Foundation Bursar on 01600 710401 (Boys) or 01600 711229 (Girls).

To request an application form together with guidance notes, please contact the relevant Admissions Registrar:

Monmouth School for Boys, Mrs Diane Jakes
Tel: 01600 710433
Email: boys.admissions@habsmonmouth.org
Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Karen Stafford-Smith
Tel: 01600 711104
Email: girls.admissions@habsmonmouth.org