The School is aware that there are children who wish to come to Warminster but whose parents would find it hard to pay the full fees. Here at Warminster we are proud of our tradition of offering means-tested bursaries to children who would thrive and make a significant contribution to the school community, but couldn’t otherwise afford to come. The funds that underpin this tradition are limited, but in some cases the School is able to offer financial support, up to a maximum of a 40% reduction in fees, a figure which is reviewed annually by the Bursar and the Governors’ Finance Committee. There are several pupils currently at the School who benefit from this type of bursarial support.


Should you wish to find out more or apply (in confidence) for a bursary please contact the Bursar, Mrs Katie Mines, on: [email protected] or 01985 210105.

The Financial Circumstances form and the School’s means-tested Bursary Policy may be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Your son or daughter will still have the possibility to apply for a scholarship at Warminster School, but the financial value of the scholarship (if there is one) may well be subsumed within the bursary offer.

As well as financial need, the criteria for a bursary will be the same as for all other admissions:

  • That the prospective pupil meets the academic requirements for the relevant year of entry
  • That the Headmaster, having interviewed the boy or girl, believes that he or she will make a positive and significant contribution to the school community

1707 Bursary Fund

The School’s Development Office has, as its primary role, the aim of raising money in support of needs-blind admission to the School (i.e. admission based on ability rather than ability to pay). Our long-term aim is to raise enough money to be able to offer 100% fee-support to children from low-income families. This will take many years, but it is absolutely the right aspiration to have. We believe that independent schools have a responsibility to promote and support social mobility and to help bridge the social divide. It is undoubtedly in the interest of all of us to do this, not just from a moral, political and social perspective, but also from a business and national perspective.

The School is proud of the fact that it works closely with the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation and that it currently has on funded places in the School several pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, who would not otherwise be able to come to Warminster.

Should you wish to donate to the 1707 Bursary Fund or learn more, details may be found here