Bursaries and Financial Assistance
We have a long tradition of providing financial assistance to talented young people, offering them the opportunity of a high-quality education. Over the years, many students have attended our School with help from the School’s Bursary Fund. This has benefited not only the students, but also the whole School community, reinforcing our belief that providing financial assistance enriches the School, improves academic standards, and widens educational opportunity for students from a wide range of social backgrounds.
Our governing body decides who to award assistance to. Bursaries are only available to students joining the Senior School and Sixth Form. To qualify for financial assistance your household’s gross annual income (before tax and other deductions) must typically be £60,000 or less and the market value of all your property and other assets must be £350,000 (gross) or less. We will also take into account the student’s academic performance and will make awards to students who we consider will gain the most from receiving their education at Cheadle Hulme School, who are likely to make good progress in their studies and who have the potential to develop and benefit from taking part in the wider, co-curricular activities on offer at the School.
Financial assistance ranges from 10% to 100% of the annual fee. If you are offered a 100% financial-assistance award, extra assistance may also be available to help with the cost of uniform, iPads and school trips. This should be discussed separately with the Finance Manager (contact details below).
We consider the level of support each year, so you must fill in the application form every year to allow us to review and reassess your circumstances. We may increase or reduce the amount of assistance you receive depending on any changes in your household’s circumstances. The governors can also reduce or withdraw assistance if a student’s progress, attitude or behaviour has been unsatisfactory.
The application date for financial assistance for students starting School in September 2017 is Friday 6 January 2017.