The school has a limited bursary fund from which some support can be offered to families. Any support will always be awarded on a means-tested basis, and will also take into account academic potential and abilities in other aspects of school life (such as Sports or Music). Once awarded, a bursary will be reviewed annually and if there are no major changes in financial circumstances and the student makes expected progress, it will continue through to the Upper Sixth.
These means-tested bursaries are available at all entry points to the school, including Sixth Form. In the case of Sixth Form, particular attention will also be paid to a student’s GCSE performance and overall potential.
Value: means tested bursaries are most commonly up to 30% off fees, excluding lunches and extras.
The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship
In recognition of the close relationship of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to Pitsford School, we offer a Scholarship to in Year 7 to the student who demonstrates the greatest potential for academic excellence. Preference is given to students whose families may struggle to afford full fees, and selection is based on entry examination performance and tests, as well as school references.
Value: most commonly, the QETQM Scholarship is 30% off fees, excluding lunches and extras.
Keith Duckworth Scholarship
In recognition of the generosity of the Duckworth family, we offer a Duckworth Scholarship in the Sixth Form. The scholarship is intended to support students who are interested in Engineering as a career, and/or the study of sciences and Mathematics. The scholarship is offered on academic merit and potential and will involve scrutiny of GCSE performance and commitment to the wider life of the school.
Value: most commonly 30-50% off school fees, excluding lunches and extras.
Other scholarships (Sports and Music)
The school has a limited number of further scholarships which can be awarded at any point through the school journey. They are awarded on the basis of excellence in specific fields of Sports or Music. In the case of Music, applicants should be competing at county or national level. In the case of Music, applicants should already have completed instrument exams to a high level and they will be called upon to provide a portfolio and audition.
Value: most commonly 10% off fees, excluding lunches and extras.
In the case of all awards, the Registrar is able to provide further guidance (firstname.lastname@example.org)