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how do you find out about scholarships available for private schools?

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mulranno Mon 15-Sep-08 17:33:33

is there a central list or do you have to go thru each school?

cornsilk Mon 15-Sep-08 17:33:57

you have to ask the school I think.

controlfreakinfreaky Mon 15-Sep-08 17:35:03

lok at prospectus / website for each school you are interested in.

lou33 Mon 15-Sep-08 17:35:36

i just called up the school and asked

LIZS Mon 15-Sep-08 17:45:39

Most put scholarships on website and in prospectus but bursaries you'd have to enquire directly about of each school as it will vary annually. Typically there a fewer scholarships (based on academic, music, sporting or all round achievement) worth less than previous years available and more means tested bursaries (cut off normally around £35-40k family income, sometimes net of siblings' fees).

Litchick Mon 15-Sep-08 17:50:55

Most schools will put scholarships on their web sites but often these give a very small percentage of reduction in fees. They are for the kudos rather than the brass wink.
Bursaries are means tested and will sometimes be up to full value of the fees. You can email any school you are interested in for deatils. Most good schools offer several.

SqueakyPop Mon 15-Sep-08 20:47:30

It will be in the school's prospectus or website.

Most schools will offer academic scholarships (either via a scholarship exam or based on exceptional performance in the regular entrance exam, and perhaps an interview). They also offer drama, music, art and games scholarship by portfolio/audition/trials.

A minor scholarship it typically 10% off basic fees, and a major scholarship 25% off. There are also things called 'exhibitions', which don't give any discount but have some prestige.

EachPeachPearMum Tue 16-Sep-08 17:09:53

The Independent Schools Guide also lists which schools have bursaries/scholarships etc.
Your local library will probably have a copy.

Cammelia Tue 16-Sep-08 18:15:39

You can subscribe to the Good Schhols Guide online and browse independent schools on t'internet

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