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Bursary Applications

The Bursary fund at Radnor House is provided by the Radnor Charitable Trust.

Separate to Radnor House School, the Radnor Charitable Trust is a charity registered with the Charities Commission (No. 1145134) to advance the education of the public via financial assistance to study at Radnor House Sevenoaks School.

We are committed to a long term strategy which enables children to apply to the school regardless of their financial means.  Children may apply to the school with Bursary support from Year 7. Applications are welcomed from those children who will flourish at Radnor House. As a school we are particularly interested in developing young leaders and this has traditionally been a hallmark of the Radnor Charitable Trust.

On applying to Radnor House Sevenoaks School, where financial need is established, applicants will be required to complete a confidential statement of financial circumstances which will be reviewed by the Trustees. Please find a download of the financial circumstances form below.

Awards will be made according to the available Radnor Charitable Trust funds, the confidential statement and the potential of the applicant. They are only available after a scholarship has been awarded.

In assessing a child’s suitability, attention will be given to the academic assessment result of each applicant but potential will be considered as well as actual achievement.  Bursary funds are limited and those judged most suitable will be given priority as those likely to gain most from the educational provision.  Each pupil to whom support is offered must, in the opinion of the Trustees, be likely to make sound academic progress following admission and possess the potential to develop the quality of his or her work and benefit from participation in the wider, extra-curricular activities on offer at the School.  Bursary applicants must satisfy the School’s minimum entry criteria, passing the entrance exam and interview and receiving a good reference from their existing school.

Bursaries are offered for the duration of the pupil’s education but are reviewed on an annual basis. All bursary awards are subject to repeat testing of parental means each year and may be varied depending on parental circumstances.  Current bursary holders will be issued with repeat means-testing forms at the beginning of August each year for return by the end of the month.  For those previously in receipt of bursaries, the Trust, in conjunction with the Head, has the discretion to recommend to the Head the reduction or withdrawal of an award not only where a pupil’s progress, attitude or behaviour has been unsatisfactory but also where the parents/guardians have failed to support the School, for example by the late payment of any contribution they are making to the fees.

Existing Pupils – Change in Family Circumstances

Within overall budget funding, the School will in normal circumstances set aside each year a hardship fund, for cases of sudden, unforeseen need or where applications meriting bursary assistance are received out of the normal calendar cycle for bursary submission, scrutiny and award.  This sum will be set within budgetary constraints.  Parents/guardians with a child at the School whose financial circumstances suddenly change may apply for a bursary, explaining their situation.  Such awards are subject to the availability of funding and cannot be guaranteed.

To apply, please contact our admissions department at admissions@radnor-sevenoaks.org and include the completed financial circumstances form.

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