A bursary at RGS Prep offers a life-changing experience, providing students with the knowledge, the vales and the skills to flourish at school and beyond. With our exceptional pastoral care and mentoring schemes, and our culture of mutual support and respect, we are proud of our commitment to provide a secure and nurturing environment for boys from all walks of life. Our vision is to realise the talent of future generations by providing an excellent education to boys of all backgrounds as widely available as possible. As a result, although entry is competitive, any parent who would like their son to come to the RGS should not be deterred from applying for financial reasons as bursary funding is offered to successful applicants on a means-tested basis.
Bursaries are available for those boys applying to join from Year 3. There is no set number of bursary awards that may be made; the funds available will determine the number of awards granted. The value of bursaries is set by strict criteria and is based upon financial need; these are rigorously means tested an reviewed each year. All information is kept strictly confidential.
While the criteria for full and partial bursaries depends on a range of financial variables based on both parents’ income, allowable expenditure as specified in the bursary scheme, and assets, some illustrative examples of the level of support which may be offered are shown below:
- Families with a net household income of less than £26,000 per annum, with limited assets, may be eligible to be considered for a full bursary, equivalent to 100% of fees.
- Families with a net household income of £33,000 per annum, with limited assets, may be eligible to be considered for a bursary of up to 75% of fees.
- Families with a net household income of £40,000 per annum, with limited assets, may be eligible to be considered for a bursary of up to 50% of fees.
- Families with a net household income of £60,000 per annum, with limited assets, may be eligible to be considered for a bursary of up to 25% of fees.
Families with a net household income of in excess of £75,000 per annum are highly unlikely to qualify for bursary support.
Bursary applications should be completed via an online link, which includes contact details for a dedicated helpdesk which is available to answer your questions and help you to complete the form.
For entrance bursaries, the link will be issued by the RGS Prep Admissions Manager, Mrs Vicky Hills (firstname.lastname@example.org), to applicants indicating an interest or on request and will need to be submitted prior to your son’s assessment.