Scholarships & Bursaries
Bursaries are means-tested awards offering financial assistance related to the income and financial resources of the pupil’s family.
A pupil who is the subject of an award is required to work hard, to contribute positively to the life of the School, to be a credit to the School and to set a good example to other pupils. The award is granted on the understanding that the amount of the award is kept in strictest confidence, both by the School and by the parents and pupil.
The School offers bursary awards to those parents whose income is such that they would not otherwise be able to pay the full fees. Awards are made at the discretion of the Headmaster in consultation with the Bursar and in accordance with the policy agreed by the Board of Governors. The awards are based on the degree of assistance required, determined by an annual declaration of income and assets.
The bursary will continue for every year in which the pupil remains at the School, unless financial circumstances change. We may ask parents to pay a greater proportion of the fees if their income should rise, but there is no obligation on the School’s part to increase the percentage should their income fall; in the latter situation each particular case will be judged on its merits. During each Lent Term, therefore, parents will be asked to complete a new Declaration of Income form and to provide details of their income for the previous fiscal year.
Parents whose income is less than £20,000 may be offered full remission of fees. Those parents whose income in any tax year exceeds £80,000 will not usually qualify for assistance.
Parents are invited to discuss their potential eligibility with the Bursar, Mrs Landon.
How To Apply For A Bursary Assisted Place
If you wish to be considered for a Bursary Assisted Place please contact the Registrar, Mrs Copeland. On receipt of a pupil’s Registration Form, parents will be sent a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form, which should be returned to the Bursar, Mrs Landon. The request for a bursary will be considered as part of the application process. Bursary awards will be notified in writing.
Parents will be provided with explanatory notes in order to help them complete the Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form.
Applications from parents with children already in the School, who experience unexpected financial difficulties, will be considered sympathetically for a temporary bursary, with priority given to those at a critical time in their education (GCSEs or A Levels).
The Admissions Team at Cokethorpe supports prospective parents and pupils throughout the process of choosing the right school; from initial fact finding, to welcoming you to an open event, through to the registration process, preparing for assessments and a pupil’s first day with us.
We welcome applications from pupils of all educational backgrounds and entry procedures are intended to identify applicants who will thrive at Cokethorpe. We look for candidates who will respond to the School's care, opportunities and values, and who will, in return, contribute to the School with their talents and enthusiasm. Our intention is that they will develop as young people through an all-round education.
There are a number of standard entry points for pupils joining Cokethorpe in September. For the Junior School, entry is usually in the Reception Class or Year 3. For the Senior School main entry points are in the First Form (11+), Third Form (13+) and in the Lower Sixth (16+) for Sixth Form entry. Information about the specific admissions process for each of these entry points can be found in the following pages.
We also consider applications for pupils to join in other year groups and at other times of the academic year and these are considered on an individual basis and are subject to available places. For more information about alternative entry points please contact us.
We recognise that selecting the right school for a child of any age relies on an open, two-way process and we are pleased to receive enquiries from, and offer guidance to, any parents interested in their son or daughter joining us at Cokethorpe.