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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 Financial Controller (Natalie Atkinson, 0161 488 3340,

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 2018 is Friday 15th December 2017.

The Paul Atherley STEM Bursaries
Funded by Old Waconian Paul Atherley (Class of 1974) a bursary place will be available for one girl commencing in the School’s Sixth Form from September 2018.
The bursary will fund the entirety of their studies together with a work experience opportunity in a STEM industry.
Reacting to the nationwide call for more girls entering STEM careers, the bursaries will be awarded to a 16 year-old whose family may not normally be able to fund a place at the School and who wish to follow a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.
You can find out more about applying for a Paul Atherley STEM Bursary by contacting the School’s Admissions department at

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