Bursaries

Charterhouse aims to provide a number of bursaries each year. All bursaries are means-tested and are subject to funds being available. The award is reviewed annually for changes in parents’ financial circumstances and may be adjusted as a result. Awards may cover up to 100% of the School fee. Eligibility for financial assistance is based on both parents' income and assets. If it comes to our attention that full information is not disclosed then we reserve the right at any time to reduce or withdraw a bursary, and this may result in the pupil having to leave the School. Parents will also be expected and may be asked to disclose the finances of close relatives who may be able to assist with the fees.  

All scholarships and awards (except exhibitions) may, subject to funds being available, be increased by bursaries to the value of the full school fee in cases of proven financial need. Candidates’ parents should indicate that they require a bursary on the application form.

Charterhouse also offers two Entrance Bursaries annually for boys to enter Year 9. The selection will be based on the results of the ISEB Common Pre-tests in the Autumn term of Year 6, followed by an Interview and Activity Afternoon in the Spring term of Year 6.

Parents who apply for a bursary will be asked by the School to complete a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form and return it to Bursary Administration Ltd (BAL), the School’s agent. The form is confidential and requires full information about the family’s financial circumstances, with supporting documentation. Shortly after receipt of the form, BAL will arrange a home visit to talk through the financial circumstances form and discuss the application. These visits are undertaken at the applicant’s home in a sensitive manner and all information is treated in the strictest confidence. The application and the BAL feedback will be submitted to the Bursary Committee where a decision will be made about the value of the bursary that may be awarded. Only in exceptional circumstances will parents be asked to come to the School to discuss their bursary application. Financial information not supplied via BAL will only be considered if specifically requested by the School. 

All initial enquiries about bursaries should be addressed to the Director of Admissions, Mrs Iona Hutchinson: +44 (0)1483 291501 or admissions@charterhouse.org.uk.