All applications for bursaries are considered on the basis of individual circumstances and are means-tested.

Entrance Bursaries are for new applicants to the School for any year group. Every applicant must meet the School’s admission criteria. Parents must have registered their daughter and paid the registration fee. Parents must be domiciled in the UK.

Entrance Bursaries are typically awarded between 10% and 50% of tuition and boarding fees, although larger bursaries of up to 100% are sometimes offered, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants. The costs of all “Extras” must be paid in full by the pupil’s parents.

On account of the limited funds available to the School, not every eligible application for a bursary will be successful. Bursaries can be applied for in addition to a scholarship or on their own.

Applications for financial support are also considered for girls already at Heathfield, where there is a change of family circumstance, or sudden and unforeseen need leading to financial difficulty.

Bursaries are not automatically carried through to Sixth Form.

Application forms are available from the Bursar, Mrs Rachel Frier – bursar@heathfieldschool.net

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Bursar to discuss matters in confidence so she can assist and guide your application.

The deadline for submission of the completed Bursary application form and supporting paperwork is 15 October in the year prior to anticipated entry.


In addition Heathfield School makes the following discounts available:

Sibling Discounts

Sibling discounts of 5% for the second and any subsequent siblings will be applied to school fees only.

HM Forces Staff Discount

A 20% reduction in fees is available to all HM Forces for both day and boarding pupils.

To be eligible for the discount: Parents must currently be working in HM Forces and have done so consecutively for the last 5 years. This should be the main source of family income and applicants will be expected to provide evidence of this.

If you are currently in the armed forces, you may be able to claim a Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) to help pay for your child’s fees.  More information is available from the Children’s Education Advisory Service at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/childrens-education-advisory-service.

Further information on scholarships, bursaries and discounts are available from the Head of Admissions – registrar@heathfieldschool.net.