Bursaries are available for entry at 11+ and 16+ and are means tested and made on the basis of an assessment of the income and assets of the family, which are subject to annual review. Awards are made on a sliding scale, ranging from 10% to 100% of school fees. Students holding full fee awards may also be given help with travel and other expenses. Awards may also take account of academic merit, and can be offered in conjunction with an Academic or Music Scholarship. We are keen to encourage applications from parents whose daughters would benefit from attending Habs and who, in our judgement, would make a significant contribution to the life of the school but for whom finding the school fees would be difficult.

As a guide, free places may be awarded where total assessable household gross income is below £30,000. Where an offer of a free place is made, and a student uses the school coach service this will also be subsidised.  The ceiling for eligibility for financial support is approximately £70,000 gross. Between these two figures contributions towards fees will be on a sliding scale.

Application Process for Bursaries (11+ entry)

  • Complete a Registration Form in the normal way.
  • In November all applicants will be sent details of our Bursary scheme and are invitated to make an application. Parents who would like to be considered for a Bursary should indicate their interest to receive an application form.
  • The closing date for completed applications is Thursday 13 December 2018.
  • Applicants will be asked to complete a Preliminary Statement of Financial Circumstances, giving details of the family’s financial situation, including details of earnings in the previous tax year, which is used by the school as the basis for an initial estimate of support.
  • After the Entrance Examination in January, a shortlist of candidates will be called for interview and the Bursar will meet parents of those candidates who have applied for a Bursary in order to discuss their application.
  • 11+ offers are made in mid-February. The offer letter will indicate whether a Bursary is available and to what extent the school can assist with school fees. The level of the award is subject to completion of an end of year declaration of actual income figures, which will be requested in late April or early May. Details of the actual sum that can be made available will be notified in July, before the end of the school year.

Come to Our Next Open Morning

We encourage anyone interested in joining Habs to visit during one of our School in Action mornings, which take place throughout the year.