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admissions Bursaries l17

For entry to the school in September 2018 onwards

Highgate School was founded as a charity by Sir Roger Cholmeley in 1565. Since then we have always given means-tested financial support to a number of pupils whom we know will thrive at Highgate but whose families cannot afford the full fees.

Highgate wants more young people, who would not otherwise have access to an education of the highest calibre and quality, to benefit from the academic, sporting, creative and social opportunities we provide for our pupils. We offer bursaries because we believe wholeheartedly that the first-class, all-round education our pupils experience can transform their lives, and will greatly increase the opportunities available to them in adulthood.

We expect to share in the region of ten full-fee bursaries between the pupils who apply to join in September 2018. Our priority is to award bursaries to pupils whose parents / carers are able to pay very little or none of the fees. Bursaries are usually, but not only, awarded to children joining in Years 7, 9 and 12.

Bursaries are funded predominantly out of the income the school receives from sources other than fees. The Friends of Highgate School also support some awards. Some pupils are awarded bursaries that supplement the financial support they receive from other educational charities and trusts. We are very grateful to the generosity of all donors whose gifts increase the number and value of available bursaries.

Further information about applying for a bursary can be found here.