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Scholarships & Bursaries


Two 11+ Academic Scholarships and two 11+ Academic Exhibitions are awarded to suitable internal or external candidates showing strong academic potential for the future.
Internal and external candidates are invited to attend a special 11+ Scholarship Day at the School. They will sit extension tests in English, Maths and Thinking Skills and will have an interview with a senior member of staff.
Awards will be based upon overall performance. The maximum award available will be 5% of full fees for a Scholarship and 2.5% for an Exhibition. The awards are held for two years only at the Junior School.

Award holders will normally be entered for 13+ Academic Scholarships at the Senior School and that an award could be held in conjunction with a means-tested bursary. (Click here for the Bursary policy).

1. Awards are tenable throughout the holder’s career at Junior King’s provided that the Head is satisfied with the pupil’s diligence, progress, attitude and good conduct.
2. It is open to parents to renounce the emoluments of any award. Their son or daughter will retain the Scholar’s or Exhibitioner’s status, and the funds released will be used to enable a boy or girl to come to Junior King’s who would otherwise not be able to do so.
3. Candidates for all 11+ Scholarships and Awards must be younger than 12 on 1 September of the year of entry.

*Please note that the details outlined in this document are revised from time to time, and should be confirmed with the Registrar in the year of entry to the School.


Ever since the Statutes of 1541, it has been the policy of the school to support pupils who have been unable to pay full fees. The Governors of the School continue to uphold this policy and are committed to broadening access by offering to eligible parents means-tested support with the payment of school fees.

Bursaries may be made available to parents or guardians of children in the Junior School but only in exceptional circumstances would a bursary be awarded to pupils below Year 7 entry (11+). Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the Governors, and the Headmaster and School Bursar are responsible for the management and coordination of the process. Bursary support at all levels of up to 100% of full boarding fees may be available depending on the financial, compassionate or other circumstances of applicants.

All bursary awards are subject to annual testing of parental means and may be varied upward or downward depending on circumstances. Awards are assessed on the basis of a completed Statement of Financial Circumstances which is available from the Bursar.

The amount of a bursary award is not influenced by the academic ability of the child but by the extent of need. Each case is assessed on its own merits and awards are made accordingly, subject to the School’s ability to fund these within the context of its overall budget.

Bursary funds are limited and priority will be given to those likely to gain most from the educational provision. In normal circumstances each applicant should meet the School’s academic entrance requirements. The potential contribution of the candidate to the wider School community will also be taken into consideration, as will the likely impact of the award on the enhancement of the candidate’s educational opportunity.

Full details of the Bursary policy and application procedure are available from the Registrar: Judith Bristow registrar@junior-kings.co.uk

Bursary applications must be submitted by 31st December.