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 falls into one of the below four categories.

  1. Top-up Bursary: for applicants who have been awarded an Academic, Art, D&T, Drama, Music or Sport Scholarship, or a Mary Skill Award, but whose parents are unable to afford the full fees
  2. Open Bursary: for applicants whose families would otherwise be unable to consider the school due to their financial circumstances. Up to two open bursaries will be offered each year to day or boarding pupils entering Year 7, 9 and 12, who we consider will benefit most from the opportunity and who are in the greatest financial need. Up to 100% support is available dependent 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parent circumstances has resulted in difficulty in meeting the full fees, and would otherwise result in the child being withdrawn part way through an academic stage of a Felsted education. 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.

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.

All bursary applications are reviewed on a means-tested basis.

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.

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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 on 01371 822605 or the Bursar, Mr Andrew Clayton on 01371 822621.

Step 2: Once you’ve had the opportunity to discuss and consider the available options, please contact the Admissions Office and ask for a Bursary Application Form. Please complete it 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: If you meet the financial criteria for a Bursary, we will contact you in early February to arrange a formal meeting prior to confirmation.