Warwick School bursaries, has anyone any personal experience?

(10 Posts)
ninjahamster Sat 26-Jan-13 18:46:12

I've a question if you have!

ninjahamster Mon 28-Jan-13 09:10:42


middleclassonbursary Mon 28-Jan-13 11:03:13

I dont know much about Warwick schools and bursaries but I do know quite a bit about bursaries in general my DS's have been on substantial bursaries since yr 3 just under 9 year.
Can I help?

ninjahamster Mon 28-Jan-13 11:56:25

ah thank you, no it is quite specific to the school but thank you!

middleclassonbursary Mon 28-Jan-13 12:01:58

Bursaries are very individual most school detail their bursary policy on their website but the best person to speak to is always the bursar. Many people are worried about speaking to them but that is what they are there for we have without exception been approachable. If you are honest with them most will give you practical and helpful advise. Good luck,

ninjahamster Mon 28-Jan-13 12:46:27

I was trying to establish if you can still be deemed to pass the exam if you are not shortlisted for a bursary when you need one.

middleclassonbursary Mon 28-Jan-13 13:26:42

Im probably being rather stupid and am not quite sure what you mean but are you saying your DC has passed an entrance exam but not been offered a bursary and therefore has she still passed the exam? In most schools passing the entrance exam is unrelated to a bursary although obviously to be even considered for one you will need to pass any entrance exam a school sets.

ninjahamster Mon 28-Jan-13 13:59:23

We know he hasn't got a bursary so yes, we are still wondering if he might still have passed the exam or whether he would be automatically failed as he did not reach the standard required for the bursary (which would be higher than the regular pass rate). Does that make sense? Sorry, am not being very clear!

middleclassonbursary Mon 28-Jan-13 14:34:48

OP as I said earlier bursaries vary significantly from school to school. Some only offer them to to those who win scholarships and thus may require a higher mark in the entrance exam if a separate scholarship paper is not used. At my DS's school; a super selective his bursary is not attached to a scholarship he was pre tested at 11+ and offered a place we then applied for a bursary, the reduction in the eye watering school fees was made before he sat the entrance exam in yr 8 although he was expected to "pass it" but all were expected to pass it. He did very well coming on the top 25 out of 130 but I know others did significantly less well and still got their bursaries.
Bursaries as I've said vary significantly from school to school I've heard of people applying to two broadly similar school for bursaries and getting two completely different reductions, many are attached to scholarship.
Speak to your school ask them about how he did on the exam. I don't know how old you DC is but don't give up becasue the first one has said no there are bursaries out there and although so many more apply then when we started 9 years ago its definitely worth trying other schools. As a general principle big names especially big named boarding schools have more money.

ninjahamster Mon 28-Jan-13 14:44:23

thank you x

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