The school is committed to providing access to a Kent College education to those whose circumstances may mean they cannot afford the full fees, or for those whose circumstances may change once their child is a pupil at the school. A bursary is a form of financial assistance that is means-tested, based on parental income. Bursaries are not dependent on academic ability but are awarded to pupils who are likely to gain most from a Kent College education and who will contribute fully to the life of the school. Scholarships may be supplemented by bursary assistance. As bursary funds are limited, we recommend that applications for bursaries are made either before or at the same time as registration. Bursaries can only be considered prior to the school offering a place.
All bursaries are awarded at the Headmaster's discretion. All applicants for bursaries are required to disclose, in confidence, their financial details on a Bursary Application Form. When making an assessment the school will take into account some or all of the following: household income, savings, benefits, equity in property, other income and assets, outgoings. The application process may include a home visit and an interview. Bursaries are offered for the duration of the pupil’s education but are reviewed on an annual basis.
What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?
A scholarship is an award given to recognise talent with a maximum overall remission of 50% of tuition fees. It is not means tested. A bursary refers to mean-tested financial support designed to allow access to a Kent College education to children whose family circumstances may mean they cannot afford the full fees. Families with a combined income of up to £80,000 can apply for a bursary.
What is the deadline for applying for a bursary?
Families considering a bursary application should contact the Bursar at the time of completing the registration form. Bursaries cannot be awarded after a place has been offered.
How do I apply for a bursary?
Please contact the Bursar for a confidential Bursary Application Form. As bursary funds are limited we strongly recommend an early application to the school.
How does the school decide who receives a bursary?
When making an assessment the school will take into account some or all of the following: household income, savings, benefits, equity in property, other income and assets, outgoings. The application process may also include a home visit and an interview.
Can you receive a bursary for boarding fees?
The percentage fee reduction awarded is applied to the day tuition fee only and cannot be awarded against Boarding fees. The inclusive fee consists of a tuition fee and a facilities fee.
What are tuition fees?
The tuition fees per term for the academic year 2022 to 2023 are:
Year 7: £5,047 (Inclusive Fee £6,029)
Year 9: £5,446 (Inclusive Fee £6,600)
Year 12: £5,665 (Inclusive Fee £6,932)
Other Financial Assistance
When three or more children from the same family are attending Kent College simultaneously, the following remissions may be granted:
Third child – 20% bursary
Fourth and additional children – 40% bursary.
This bursary is given in respect of the youngest child/children. It is not given in addition to any other award, and is not available for children in the Garden Cottage Nursery or Pre-Reception (Nursery).
Armed Forces Allowance
Personnel who are eligible for the Boarding School Allowance are entitled to a 90% reduction in fees.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Personnel eligible for an FCO discount are entitled to a 25% reduction on their boarding fees funded by the school and the remainder funded by the employer.
Methodist Ministers Allowance
Children of Methodist Ministers are entitled to a 10% Methodist Minister’s Allowance..