Financial Assistance

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 according to the financial position of the family and are reviewed annually, to ensure the assessment of need remains current. The financial support provided can be at any level from a very modest amount up to full fees. 

A sibling discount policy recognises the burden of fees for more than one child at a time and is applied with a 5% remission for a second child, 20% remission for a third child, and 50% remission for a fourth (or more) child.

Financial assistance is provided for serving members of the Armed Forces and members of the Clergy, both attracting an automatic 10% remission on fees.

Applying for financial assistance at Glenalmond is straightforward. All applicants fill out a Bursary Application Form.

A signed and completed form is to be submitted, no later than 1st February in the calendar year of entry, with documentary evidence providing details of income, capital, and expenditure. Applications will be considered after this date, but any decision will be dependent upon the availability of school bursary funds.

Applications are dealt with sensitively and in the strictest confidence and indeed any offer and award is conditional upon reciprocal confidentiality.

The  transformational opportunities of a bursary at Glenalmond are supported by some very kind donors. We are hoping to increase this support, both in number and scale, as widening of access is such an important feature of the ethos of the college. 


Glenalmond offers an allowance against fees, of up to 10%, for pupils who are awarded a Scholarship, following testing and interviews. As well as Academic Scholarships and Exhibitions, we offer awards in Art, Drama,  Music (including piping) and Sports, and Outstanding Talent and All-rounder Awards . All Scholarships and Awards are subject to regular review and also subject to good performance and conduct. 

Other Sources of Assistance

Separate charities that provide assistance to those in need include (but are not limited to) Buttle UK ( and the Royal National Children’s Springboard Foundation (  

Contact Details

To discuss making an application for financial assistance, or to obtain an application form please contact:

The Bursar

Glenalmond College



Tel: 01738 842000