Dauntsey's operates a 100% Bursary place scheme open to 11+ and 16+ entry.
The scheme has been approved by Governors to widen access to the excellent education and development opportunities offered by Dauntsey's to children whose parents could never ordinarily contemplate private education on financial grounds.
It is intended to offer up to three places annually to a total of 21 available places. Selection for a 100% bursary place will mirror the usual admissions process for pupils applying for 11+ entry. Those applying for Sixth Form entry will be asked to attend an entry interview at the school. Sixth Form places are offered based on the strength of the interview and school reference, and these are conditional on achieving at least three grade 7’s and three grade 6’s at GCSE.
The bursary will cover all boarding or day fees and, depending on financial circumstances, will also provide funding for other specific essential academic activities. Parents will, however, be asked to make a contribution towards costs that they would normally incur in providing for their children. Individual tuition costs for music lessons and sports coaching and any specialist learning support lessons will be subject to a separate charge.
Bursaries for existing pupils
These are given each year to assist in cases of sudden, unforeseen financial need. Parents or guardians with a child at school whose financial circumstances suddenly change may apply for a bursary. Such awards are subject to the availability of funding.
These are available to those who have been offered a scholarship or an award and are subject to means testing. If you would like to apply for a Scholarship Supplement or require more information please contact the Bursar.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Dauntsey’s 100% Bursary Scheme and who is it for?
- Why has Dauntsey’s introduced this scheme?
- Is there a minimum level of income to qualify for consideration for a 100% bursary?
- How many spaces are available?
- When should we apply for a place and what is the procedure?
- How are candidates selected?
- Can I come and visit Dauntsey's?
- If our application is unsuccessful is there any method of appealing against the decision?
- Can I apply if I don’t need a 100% bursary, but I cannot afford the total fee?
- Is the scheme open to boarding and day pupils?
- What year groups can apply?
- Are the children identifiable within the school as ‘free place’ pupils?
- Are there any costs involved at all?
- What does the 100% bursary cover?
- Does the bursary last from year of entry until completion of A Levels?
- What are the academic standards required and how are they assessed?
- Where can I obtain more details?