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Does anyone here have two children on bursaries in the same school?

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bursarymum Sat 02-Mar-13 13:49:38

I have a child who gets a 50% bursary at a prep school. I would have been happy for her to go to a local state school that we applied to but she didn't get a place. She has been doing well at the prep school.

Her younger sister is due to start school in September. Again, I'm waiting to hear if she gets a place at the state school but it's possible she won't.

I have noticed that the prep school is running a campaign to encourage pupils to join the school this year which includes a bursary package. I am wondering if it would be worth applying for dd2 but had not thought of it before as I thought it might be a cheek when one already has a bursary! But the leaflets they are giving out at open day clearly encourage people to apply for a reception place based on the fact that the school are trying to make their school affordable.

What would you do?

trinity0097 Sat 02-Mar-13 15:47:55

No harm in asking!

tallulah Sat 02-Mar-13 16:02:32

I'd ask. They can only say no.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sat 02-Mar-13 16:07:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyPeterWimsey Sat 02-Mar-13 16:22:57

Yes, we will from September. We couldn't afford to send even one child there so why would they think we could afford two?

bursarymum Sat 02-Mar-13 17:40:24

Thanks for replies - I guess there would be no harm in asking.

zumo Mon 04-Mar-13 08:28:57

We get a small discount for having two kids at the school

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