Bursaries & Scholarships – The Godolphin and Latymer School
Bursaries at Godolphin and Latymer
Since its foundation in 1905, the School has been committed to ensuring its education is accessible to girls of intellectual promise from all backgrounds. Until 1976, it was a grammar school within the state system and charged no fees. The Governing Body took the decision to revert to full independent status in 1977 to preserve Godolphin and Latymer’s academic tradition. So great was the desire to accept bright girls whatever their financial circumstances, the Bursary Fund was established.
Following the phasing out of the Government Assisted Places Scheme in 1998, bursaries have been made available to girls on entry.
The Governors seek to uphold the ethos of a community whose legacy is one of opportunity, diversity and excellence are committed to broadening access by offering parents means-tested financial assistance with school fees.
Assistance on entry to the school into Year 7 (UIII) where a place has been offered but parents are unable to afford all or part of the school fees. On entry bursaries are also available into Year 12 (LVI). Parents seeking assistance are required to complete an application form which seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the household.
The current income threshold for bursary assistance is £100,000 per annum.
The Bursar assesses all applications in order to establish the likely level of support which will be required. This will usually also involve the parents attending an interview to ensure the information has been correctly interpreted and the basis of the financial assessment has been fair. The amount of the bursary award is not influenced by the academic ability of the girl but by the extent of need. Each case is assessed on its own merits and awards are made accordingly, subject to available funding. The School has a duty to ensure that all bursary awards are fairly awarded.
A bursary awarded on entry is, under normal circumstances, guaranteed for the duration of a girl’s education at Godolphin and Latymer. Parents are required to re-apply for assistance each academic year. As long as there is no abnormal change in parents’ circumstances, the level of the award is likely to remain constant.
Bursary awards are subject to annual review and the value of the award may vary from year to year, depending on parental circumstances. Awards are made on the basis of the family’s financial circumstances, taking into account income and realisable assets as well as any other pertinent circumstances.
The Bursar may be contacted on 020 8735 9595 or email@example.com.
The school offers a music scholarship for Year 7 candidates to the value of 50% of fees plus music tuition for two instruments studied at the school. There is also the possibility of a music exhibition for Year 7 candidates to the value of 30% of fees plus music tuition for one instrument studied a the school.
The school also offers a music scholarship to Year 12 candidates to the value of 30% of fees plus music tuition for two instruments studied at the school. In addition, there is an art scholarship for Year 12 candidates to the value of 30% of fees.The Godolphin and Latymer School