Scholarships & Bursaries


The Governors of the School are committed to broadening access to the School by offering to eligible parents or guardians means-tested financial support towards the payment of tuition fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and Bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate, or other pertinent circumstances of applicants. Amounts will vary but are likely to be either 25%, 50% or 80% and they are available from Reception up to Year 8. Additional activities, such as After School Care, clubs, and individual music lessons, are not included in Bursary Awards but educational trips may be at the school’s discretion.

Awards are made based on the School’s bursary budget and the family’s financial circumstances, compassionate or other pertinent considerations. The budget is reviewed by the Finance & Operations Committee and agreed each year by the Board of Governors.

Within overall budget funding, the School will, in normal circumstances, set aside each year an amount to fund cases of sudden and unforeseen need in relation to existing parents and offer bursaries for current pupils in addition to applications for new pupils to the School. The process described below will apply equally in this circumstance.

Parents or guardians seeking a Bursary are required to undergo a financial review by means of an on-line application which seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the household. Details of income and capital will be sought and must be accompanied by full documentary evidence which can be uploaded. A link to the bursary application tool is available via this link:

Bursary Application Form


Should you have any questions relating to bursaries or the bursary process please contact the Bursar, Mrs Alison Curran or 09123 821006.



St Martin’s has an outstanding reputation for helping children successfully gain entry into the senior school of their choice.  We offer Music, Art, Design & Technology and Sport Scholarships for internal pupils. Scholarships are awarded when pupils enter Year 7.  Internal candidates will be invited to apply by the relevant Head of Department.

External candidates are welcome to talk to us about the opportunity for scholarships at the 11+ entry point.

For further information on our scholarship assessment process, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Gill Robson.