Scholarships and Bursaries

The school offers financial support to a limited number of pupils in the following ways.  Parents who wish their children to be considered for any form of financial support are urged to apply at the very earliest opportunity.  Funds are limited and the allocation for each year cannot be exceeded.


Scholarships are awarded by the Headmaster on merit and are accompanied by specific obligations of the scholarship holder.

Pupils who apply for a scholarship are invited to visit the school for assessment and interview.

Due to their highly prestigious nature, only a small number of scholarship awards are made each year.  Scholarships are contingent on high standards of behaviour, fulsome support for the aims and ethos of the school and the capacity of the award holder to act as an ambassador for the school in all that they do.

For UK pupils:

Pioneer Scholarship  2018                                       10%

This scholarship is awarded to all pupils who commence at the school in 2018.

Academic Scholarship                      up to               15%

Sports Scholarship                            up to               15%

Creative Arts Scholarship                 up to              15%

A pupil may hold more than one scholarship up to a maximum value of 25% of fees.


Bursaries are financial support given to pupils who would not otherwise be able to attend the school.  Bursaries are always means tested.

Other fee remission

10% fee remission for second and subsequent sibling fees

5% fee remission for the children and grandchildren of Old St Beghians

Members of the armed forces are encouraged to enquire about the financial support we can offer in support of their children’s education at St Bees School.

Financial arrangements between parents and school are strictly confidential.  Where an award is made, it is expressly agreed that the value will not be disclosed by parents to any third party.  Failure to abide by this strict expectation forfeits eligibility for remission or financial support with immediate effect.