Scholarship and Bursaries
A scholarship is awarded in recognition of students who demonstrate talent and potential for excellence in academia, arts, sports or good character. Awards are determined by the results in the assessments and exams, and are awarded irrespective of financial means.
A bursary is available to a small number of pupils who require financial assistance. Every bursary is means-tested and the value of the bursary is related to the income and financial resources of the student’s family.
A pupil can hold both a bursary and scholarship.
Unlock Your Potential
It is the goal of Brookes to enrol a diverse student body and to reward success and achievements both inside and outside the classroom. We offer a variety of scholarships, available from Year 4 to Year 10 in recognition and encouragement of students who demonstrate talent and potential for excellence.
The five main types of scholarships we offer are:
- Brookes Scholarships (all-rounder)
- Academic Scholarships
- Arts Scholarships
- Sports Scholarships
- Good Citizenship Scholarship
Scholarships can vary in their percentage depending on the individual assessment of each application. Applications are assessed by the relevant subject teachers, academic director, admissions department and, if necessary, the Director. Scholarships are limited to one per student but you may apply for more than one scholarship. If you are applying for more than one scholarship please ensure that you fill out one form per scholarship. Scholarships overrule any sibling/military discount.
Scholarships and discounts are not applicable to deposits, application fees, lunches or additional costs such as school trips and uniform. Discounts and scholarships are subject to our Terms and Conditions that are agreed to upon enrolment.
All places at the school are subject to a taster session or taster day in the year group they would be joining. The awarding and continued holding of a Scholarship requires good conduct, achievement in the School and is dependent on continuing scholarship standard performance and may be subject to periodic review.
The Scholarship Process
Applicants are required to complete the Scholarship Application Form – you can request this by contacting us. Once the form is completed, please return it to:
Brookes School, Flempton Road, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6QJ or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are handled on a rolling basis throughout the year. Upon receiving your Scholarship Application Form, the school will review the application and selected applicants are invited for assessment. All scholarships involve an interview with the Academic Director and other relevant members of staff.
Depending on the type of scholarship we will also request for you or your child to do one or more of the following:
- To sit an assessment taken at the school in the relevant subject area(s)
- Provide evidence from an external professional or organisation
- Provide qualifications or exam certificates
- Provide a portfolio of work or other evidence
- Take part in a demonstration/audition at the school (for example participating in a relevant sport or performing an instrument)
If awarded a scholarship, you will receive an offer letter with confirmation of what has been awarded and a fee breakdown. If your child is not currently a student at Brookes then you will have to fill out an enrolment form.
Brookes Bursaries are a way we can offer financial support to families of those pupils whom we believe would thrive at Brookes but whose families are unable to afford the full fees. Our Bursaries are available on completion of a means tested application, independently assessed by our partners at Bursary Assessment Associates.
Please contact us to find out more about our Bursary scheme.