Felsted has a long tradition of providing assistance with the cost of school fees to pupils whose families do not have the resources to cover the cost of their education, but who would gain great benefit from the educational experience that Felsted can offer.

Requests for financial support usually fall into one of the below four categories.

  1. Top-up Bursary: a merit award for applicants who have been awarded an Academic, Art, DTE, Drama, Music or Sports Award, but whose parents are unable to afford the full fees. Please note that bursarial support is not available for applicants who have not been awarded a Scholarship or Mary Skill Award. These are called Standard Places and full fees apply.
  2. Open Bursary: a transformational award for applicants whose families are unable to  contribute to the school fees due to their financial circumstances. Applications are open to candidates who have been offered a Year 7, 9 or 12 place. Up to two open bursaries may be offered each year to day or boarding pupils, who we consider will benefit most from the opportunity and who are in the greatest financial need. Up to 100% support is available depending on financial means.
  3. Hardship Bursary: for existing pupils where an unforeseen change in parent circumstances has resulted in difficulty in meeting the full fees, and would otherwise result in the child being withdrawn part way through an academic stage of a Felsted education. 
  4. Sibling Bursary: for families with four or more children in the School at the same time.  

All bursaries are means-tested and are subject to an annual review. There is no guarantee of financial assistance as demands for support are usually in excess of the funds available.

We welcome families from the Military (Forces) and Clergy and ask you to contact the Admissions team for details of any financial support that may be available.

For further details and to apply for a Felsted Bursary, please read the Felsted Bursary Policy. If you require further clarification please contact Mr Andrew Clayton on 01371 822621 or bursar@felsted.org.

Please click here to download our Bursary Application Next Steps Guide

Open Bursary Process

If you are applying for an Open Bursary place for entry in September, the process is as follows:

Step 1: Please read the Bursary Policy. If you require further information, please either contact the Admissions Office admissions@felsted.org or the Bursar, Mr Andrew Clayton, bursar@felsted.org

Step 2: Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss the available options. If applicable, please complete a confidential preliminary enquiry form for an indication of your eligibility to apply. You may then complete the standard application process and complete Felsted’s entrance assessments. Once a Standard Place has been offered, you will be sent a Bursary Application form and guidance notes, which should be completed and supporting documents provided as required. Please complete the Bursary Application Form and send it with a covering letter stating why your child would benefit from a Felsted education and how he or she would contribute to the School. Please send this form by 31 January (of the same entry year) to the Admissions Office, Felsted School, Felsted, Essex CM6 3LL.

Step 3: Following a thorough review of all applicants, you will be contacted in February and notified of the outcome of your application.  Before an Open Bursary is awarded, the family will normally be visited by a representative of the School as part of the process to assess their financial circumstances.

Please note:  We are not able to guarantee the required level of bursarial support for all applicants as demand normally exceeds the funding that is available.