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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

It is Canford's policy to encourage excellence through the awarding of scholarships and for those awards to be funded by a financial package to enable pupils to come to the school who, without the assistance of a scholarship, would not be able to do so. In accordance with the agreement of the majority of HMC schools, no award or combination of awards will exceed 50% of the fees.  

All Canford's scholarships are indexed as a percentage of the fees so that their relative value remains constant throughout the scholar's school career. Awards for new entrants to the school are made at both 13+ and 16+, for excellence and potential in various fields.

Scholarships & Bursaries Brochure

Key Admissions Dates 2016/17

Admissions Timeline - What Happens Next?

In all cases the Governors reserve the right to determine the number and value of scholarships to be awarded. All scholarships are tenable with effect from the September of the year in which they are awarded. They are renewable annually and are held throughout a pupil's career at Canford on the recommendation of the Headmaster.

Financial Assistance

Pupils who have been awarded a scholarship may be eligible for additional help with the payment of school fees in the form of means-tested financial assistance, a ‘scholarship supplement’.  This is provided in the form of a discount of up to 100% of school fees, depending on the financial and other circumstances of applicants.

The school is also committed to broadening access for prospective parents and to supporting current families.  Help with the payment of school fees is available as means-tested financial assistance for parents/guardians who can demonstrate a genuine need for support.  Such ‘financial assistance’, traditionally known as a ‘bursary’ is provided in the form of a discount of up to 100% of school fees and extras, depending on the financial and other circumstances of applicants.