Unexpected hardship

We may award a bursary to an existing student if the family has suffered unexpected financial difficulties and parents are no longer able to pay fees in full. These bursaries are to avoid a student’s education being interrupted at a critical stage and, wherever possible, are awarded so that the girl can complete a particular phase of study (for example, girls who have already embarked on their GCSE course). These awards are usually to provide short-term assistance only and there is no guarantee that if a bursary is awarded during a girl’s GCSE course it will be continued to enable her to take A levels at the school.

Post-entry bursaries are not usually awarded for girls in their first 3 years at St Paul’s unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as the death or sudden incapacitating illness of a parent.