Means Tested Bursaries
Unfortunately we do not offer financial assistance bursaries for those pupils in the Prep School.
Senior / Sixth Form
A limited number of means tested bursaries of up to 50% of fees are available on entry into Years 7 (Upper Third) and Sixth Form (Year 12).
Assistance is calculated on a sliding scale. The granting of a bursary is discretionary. In making its decisions, the College considers a wide range of appropriate matters including, but not limited to, parental/guardian income (from all sources), assets (including personal property) and other matters that are particular to the pupil such as family circumstances. Bursaries will also be reassessed annually.
A home visit may be requested to form a better picture of family circumstances and the College expects Bursary applicants to have made every effort to maximise their income. Once the bursary applications are evaluated and home visits are carried out, as appropriate, offers of support are sent out in writing.
Bursaries may also be provided to parents who need financial support at other times during their child’s period at the School. This may occur due to redundancy, long-term illness or other personal reasons. In these circumstances, parents will be asked to complete a Bursary Application Form in order that an assessment of their financial status can be determined and, where possible, help or flexibility with the payment of fees can be provided.
Apply for a Bursary
Parents who wish to apply for financial assistance must fill out an application form.
The bursary application and guidance notes are available from Miss Taylor via email or post.
For Entry into Year 7 (Upper Third)
All bursaries are offered according to a child’s performance in the School’s Entrance Examination, their interview and current school record.
On Monday 25 February 2019 the College will write to the parents of all Year 7 (Upper Third) applicants. If your child was successful in the Entrance Examination you will receive a formal offer of a place together with details of any bursary to be awarded.
For Entry into the Sixth Form
Any offer of a bursary place is conditional upon GCSE results. A preliminary guide to the level of support that may be offered will be supplied in advance of GCSE results. Full details of any bursary award will be confirmed once the GCSE results are known and a place has been confirmed.
Sports and Performing Arts Scholarships are available. For further information on these together with qualifying criteria, please contact Miss Helen Taylor, Admissions Manager.
All applicants sitting the year 7 entrance assessment are automatically entered for the Academic Scholarship.
Awards are made entirely at the discretion of the College.
The Dunn Family Scholarship
This is a scholarship intended for a child who is not currently on roll and funds 100% of fees for a Sixth Form candidate for two years of study. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a baptised Catholic (proof of baptismal certificate required), the combined family gross income must be less than c. £60,000 and the candidate must achieve a minimum of seven 7/8/9 or A-A* GCSE grades in the GCSE year prior to beginning Sixth Form studies.
The MBL Scholarship
This is a scholarship which funds 100% of fees for a Sixth Form candidate for two years of study and is also intended for a child who is not currently on roll. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a resident of Salford, the combined family gross income must be less than £60,000 and the candidate must achieve a minimum of seven 7/8/9 or A-A* GCSE grades in the GCSE year prior to beginning Sixth Form studies.
The Dunn and MBL scholarship awards require full financial disclosure and the awards are made at the discretion of the trustees of the Bursary Fund of St Bede’s College, Manchester, Charity No:1176091 and their decision is final.