Scholarships & Bursaries


Academic, Sports and Music Scholarships

Children who demonstrate exceptional ability, either academically or in a specific area such as Sport or Music will be considered for a scholarship. These are awarded in the summer term for the following academic year, for entry into Form 3. Assessments usually take place in either January or February and include a fun day at school, lunchtime and plenty of time to enjoy the school surroundings.

If you feel that your child would benefit from a Scholarship at St Wystan’s please make contact with us to discuss the process and the possibility of an award. Also, if you would like to look around the school for yourself to see our small class sizes, happy confident children and dedicated teachers we would be more than happy to arrange a personal tour.


Our Bursary programme is generous and is designed to enable as many as possible of those who meet St Wystan’s School’s entry criteria to take up a place here.  We offer means-tested awards annually to entrants into Reception to Year 6. Bursaries are means-tested in accordance with the criteria published in the school’s Bursary Policy, which can be obtained from our Operations Manager,  Both parents are required to provide proof of their income and assets. The level of support varies according to parental needs. If you think you may require a bursary, we recommend applying prior to booking a taster day for your child.

Bursaries are always offered for 12 months at a time. The family is required to provide fresh information about its circumstances for every year that their child attends the school.  Levels of support may vary with fluctuations in income.

The school’s practice is to allocate its entire available bursary funding on entry. The school’s expectation is that parents, who do not choose to apply for a bursary at the time that their child is being assessed, will not require financial support throughout the time that their child attends the school, except in wholly unforeseen circumstances.