Scholarships & Bursaries
Scholarships may be awarded for outstanding ability and are aimed at attracting talented pupils, whatever their family’s financial background. If you have a gifted child, a scholarship may provide the opportunity for an enriched educational experience that may not be available under normal circumstances.
St Lawrence College offers the chance for children to sit for a scholarship from the age of 7 upwards. In the Junior School, awards of up to 25% off the fees are given for outstanding academic ability.
Senior School scholarships may be offered at 11+ and 13+ for academic, sporting, music, art and drama disciplines, worth up to 25% of fees.
Sixth Form academic scholarships, worth up to 25% of fees are awarded to pupils who show the greatest academic potential and perform well in the Sixth Form Scholarship Examination. Scholarships are also awarded into the Sixth Form for pupils with outstanding ability in Art, Drama, Music and Sport.
Any further funding required once a scholarship is awarded is means-tested in the form of a bursary.
Bursaries are means-tested and designed to offer financial assistance in exceptional circumstances to lower income households to either start at a school or remain at school if the family’s circumstances change. A bursary is an amount of money granted to make up the shortfall between what the family can afford and what the fees actually are. If you apply for a bursary you will need to provide the school with comprehensive details of your family’s financial position and be prepared for this to be reviewed at regular intervals.