Bursaries and Assistance

Financial Assistance

Abbot’s Hill believes that every child should be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of financial circumstances. We are able to offer a limited number of means-tested bursaries to support pupils joining us in Year 7.

The Abbot’s Hill Bursary Programme exists to enable ambitious pupils who would benefit from the inspiring range of educational and co-curricular opportunities that we offer to attend Abbot’s Hill when they would not otherwise be able to do so for financial reasons. Here at Abbot’s Hill we currently have 32 pupils that are in receipt of a Bursary. Our Bursaries are not linked to Scholarships and a student could receive both.

Financial hardship bursaries may be considered should parents’ financial circumstances temporarily worsen whilst their child is at school. To provide a guideline: families whose joint net income after tax is in excess of £40,000 may find that they are not eligible for financial assistance. However, if you would like to discuss your individual case with the Bursar, Mr Mike Waymouth, please feel free to do so.

To be considered for financial assistance, applications for entry to the School should already have been made by completing our registration form.

The application for financial assistance is made separately, directly to the Bursar, by completing and submitting our Bursary Application Form. Parents are also given the opportunity to discuss, in confidence, their situation and individual needs with the School Bursar. A home visit may be required in some circumstances. All bursary information is treated as highly confidential. Members of the teaching staff are unaware of which pupils have been awarded financial assistance. Any bursary offered to a pupil remains strictly confidential between the parents and the School.

To apply for bursary support, please contact the Bursar’s office on 01442 839107 or at pabursar@abbotshill.herts.sch.uk for a Bursary Application Form.