Financial Support

Government Support
Information about benefits and grants can be found here on the site. Pupils age 16+ may also be eligible for an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

School Trips and Activities
The school organises a very wide range of activities that extends well beyond statutory provision. While feedback from parents has been very supportive, we recognise that some families may have difficulty in meeting the associated costs. Parents may speak in confidence to the Bursar or Depute Bursar about eligibility for support if financial constraints impede your child’s participation in any aspect of school life.

External Activities
Individuals may be eligible for an award within the Pupils of Excellence Scheme which is administered by the Educational Amenities Trust.

Clothing grants and free school meals
These are provided by the school for families in receipt of a range of benefits as set out below.

Benefit CriteriaClothing GrantFree Meals
Income Support or Jobseekers AllowanceYY
Working Tax Credit and the yearly income for your household (before tax) is less then £17,005 but is £7,920 or above for the tax year 2021/22YN
Working Tax Credit and the yearly income for your household (before tax) is £7,920 or less for the tax year 2021/22YY
Housing Benefit or Council Tax ReductionYN
Child Tax Credit only and the yearly income for your household (before tax) is less than £17,005 for the tax year 2021/22YY
Income-related Employment and Support AllowanceYY
Universal Credit (where your monthly earned income is not more than £660)YY
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999YY

Application form can be downloaded by following the link below:
Application Form 22-23

An additional £50 benevolent grant may be payable from the Educational Amenities Benevolent Fund only for applicants eligible for a clothing grant.  The School will contact applicants on receipt of the financial assistance application, if they are eligible for this grant