We are committed to offering means-tested financial support for children in Years 4, 5 or 6, both for new pupils and for those families who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances part way through their child’s education. Bursaries vary in size according to circumstance; some may be as high as 100 per cent and others may offer even greater financial support to ensure a pupil does not miss out on the broad range of co-curricular opportunities offered by Laxton Junior School.
Bursary allocation is dependent on a supporting reference from a previous school, an informal interview, pupil assessments and an analysis of a family’s financial circumstances. Whilst a pupil will be asked to complete a series of assessments, bursaries are not dependent on scholastic merit; rather, priority is given to those who will embrace and embody our Values, are likely to gain the most from an LJS education and who will contribute fully to the life of the School.
Parents who feel that they may need the support of a bursary are encouraged to discuss the matter with the School, by contacting Mrs Rachel Waterhouse, the Assistant Head Admissions in the first instance and in advance of the proposed date of entry. Decisions regarding bursary assistance are made between 6 and 12 months ahead of entry and confidentiality is assured at every step.