We aim to make a Glenalmond education open to all, with bursaries available for those who would not otherwise be able to afford our fees.
Bursaries are financial awards that are means-tested (based on your ability to pay) and help reduce the overall cost of sending your child to Glenalmond. Bursaries are awarded purely according to the financial position of the family and are reviewed annually.
We want to offer the benefits of a Glenalmond education to as many pupils as possible and assistance with fees is available - both for pupils wanting to attend the school and for those already here whose family circumstances change.
Pupils can receive up to 100% of the full fee level in certain circumstances.
More information is available in the Guide to Financial Assistance 2014-15.
Applying for financial assistance at Glenalmond is straightforward. Applications are dealt with sensitively and in the strictest confidence. All applicants fill out an application form and supply documentary evidence which provides details of their income and capital. Application forms need to be returned to our Director of Finance no later than 1 February in the calendar year of entry. Applications will be considered after this date but any decision will be dependent upon the availability of school bursary funds.
Bursarial funds are made available from a number of sources which include a designated Endowment Fund, Annual Fund and Trust Funds. In addition, there are a number of educational and charitable trusts which provide assistance with school fees - in particular, in situations where children already attend the school and family circumstances change.
There are also a number of other types of financial assistance available:
Serving members of the armed forces receive an automatic 10% discount on the basic fee.
Members of the clergy receive an automatic discount of 10% on the basic fee.
The Sibling Discount is automatic whilst the qualifying number of children from any family are at the school at the same time, but beyond that it will be subject to the means testing process.
Scholarships are financial awards that are based on a child demonstrating excellence in a particular area. Academic, music, piping, sport (outstanding talent) and art & design scholarships are available at Glenalmond, as well as an all-rounder award for those showing particular potential in more than one area. These scholarships and awards can lead to a percentage reduction in the overall fees. Please see the Scholarships page for more details.
To discuss making an application for financial assistance or to obtain an application form please contact:
Linda Kennedy CA
Director of Finance
Tel: 01738 842002
The deadline for Bursary applications is 1 February each year.