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Armed Forces awards

 

Schools offering special awards for children of personnel serving in the Armed Forces

Armed Forces awards
Looking specifically at grants and awards for children of those in the Armed Forces the ISBI website (http://www.isbi.com/) lists some 200 schools. The following list has been specifically researched from the Independent Schools’ Yearbook and from schools who advertise their grants and awards in this Guide or in the Directory of UK Boarding Schools found at http://www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/education/default.aspx.

For full information, contact the schools direct, particularly for information on their definition of ‘generous’, and how discounts and percentages are applied to fees – there is no common interpretation. The list in alphabetical order is as follows.

Abberley Hall – Service bursaries available

Abbotsholme School – HM Forces bursaries available

Adcote School, Shropshire – bursaries are available for children from Armed Services’ families

Appleford School – MoD pays SENA

Ashford School – Discounts are offered from the boarding fees of children of forces personnel.

Ashville College – Armed Forces’ boarding allowance

Aysgarth School – Armed Forces’ discounts

Badminton School, Bristol – 20% discounts for children of Service personnel

Barnard Castle – Service bursaries awarded

Bearwood College – a special fees package is available for HM Forces

Bedford School – groundbreaking means-tested Access Award & Scholarship system offered in recognition of academic, music or sporting potential to talented boys, irrespective of background

Bedstone – Forces’ discounts available

Beeston Hall School – Offers very generous financial awards to Armed Services families.  Scholarships and bursaries also offered.

Bethany School – members of HM Forces receive a 10% discount on the published fees

Bloxham School – generous support is offered to children of Armed Forces’ parents
Blundell’s School – awards available to the sons and daughters of serving members of the Armed Forces

Bilton Grange Preparatory School – Generous fee remissions offered to the children of HM Forces personnel

Bishop’s Stortford College (and Prep School) – Financial support is available to children of serving members of the Armed Forces.

Box Hill School – will offer 20% discounts to sons and daughters of Armed Forces personnel. When used in conjunction with the CEA, the member of the Armed Forces will only have to pay the 10% contribution on the discounted fee

Brambletye – offers generous discounts of 15% for children of those in the Armed Services

Bredon School – offers a 10% discount on fees for service families.

Brighton College (and Junior School) – one or two Memorial Scholarships for children of regular Army officers (serving or retired)

Bromsgrove School and Preparatory School – generous Armed Forces’ bursaries are available, 20% discount from Years 9–13

Bruton School for Girls – 10% discount to full boarders with a parent serving in HM Forces

Buckswood School – East Sussex - International school offering boarding and day pupil placements. Service bursaries available for all Armed Forces families. Scholarship opportunities based on individual child. Ages 11-18years 

Burgess Hill Girls - offers very generous financial awards for Armed Services families.

Cambridge Arts & Science – HM Forces’ families receive a 10% discount on parental contribution to fees

Canford SchoolTwo scholarships at 13+, each worth not less than 20% of the fees, to be awarded to the highest placed academic and non-academic award winners who are children of serving members of the British Armed Forces.

Cargilfield School, Edinburgh – fee concessions for children of members of the Armed Forces

Casterton School – offers very generous financial awards for Armed Services families

Caterham School – bursaries for the sons and daughters of Armed Forces personnel

Chafyn Grove School – a 10% discount for all new day children of Armed Forces parents

Cheltenham College – generous Forces discounts available

Chilton Cantelo School – Nursery to Sixth Form, boarding from Year 3, discounts for Forces families

Christ College Brecon – 10% bursaries are available for sons and daughters of personnel serving in the Armed Forces

Clayesmore School – Generous Forces’ Bursaries. A full range of academic, music, sports, all-rounder and sixth form scholarships available.

Clifton College – the Birdwood Award for sons and daughters of serving members of HM Forces is awarded on the results of the entrance scholarship exam; 20% discounts for Service families

Cobham Hall – 20% fee discount for Service families

Cranleigh School – additional consideration may be given to sons or daughters of members of the Armed Forces

Culford School – a Forces’ allowance is available to parents who are serving members of the Armed Forces

Dean Close School (and Prep School) – scholarships and bursaries for the children of those serving in HM Forces

Denstone College – bursaries available for the sons and daughters of Armed Forces

Dover College – Service bursaries are automatically awarded; members of HM Armed Forces who are eligible for the CEA allowance pay a parental contribution of 10% of the full boarding fee

Duke of Kent School, Ewhurst – special discounts are available for Armed Service boarders to supplement the CEA

Durham School – special bursaries are available for the children of Service families, on top of the CEA (Board) allowance

Eastbourne College – 10% off boarding for Service children

Farlington – This discount is designed to attract members of the regular Armed Forces of the United Kingdom who may be eligible for Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA). This discount does not apply to members of the reserve Armed Forces, even if actively serving. A discount of 10% of the tuition fee (but not boarding fees) is offered. This award is discontinued for the term following the last date that an individual is an active member of the regular Armed Forces. In appropriate circumstances, a pupil may also qualify for a bursary or scholarship.

Farleigh School - 15%  discount for full or weekly boarders of Service families

Farringtons School – 25% discounts

Felsted School – special bursaries for children of those in the Armed Services

Fettes College – one scholarship is available annually for sons and daughters of regular officers in HM Forces; bursaries are available that automatically provide a 12.5% reduction in the fees

Finborough School, Suffolk – bursaries are available for families of military personnel

Foremarke Hall -  – Means tested bursaries are available to Forces families

Framlingham College – special bursaries available for the sons and daughters of HM Forces

Frewen College – generous Services’ bursaries

Giggleswick School –  Forces bursaries are available for all children of HM Forces entering either the Junior or the Senior School – 10% in the Junior School and 20% in the Senior School

Glenalmond College – bursaries available for the children of serving Armed Forces’ families

Godolphin School – HM Forces’ discounts available

Godstowe Preparatory School – offers a 10% remission to Armed Forces’ families

Gordonstoun – bursaries available for children of serving Armed Forces’ families.

Gosfield School – Service bursaries available.

Gresham’s - HM Forces’ bursaries available on top of the CEA.  Contact registrar@greshams.com for further details.

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls – Service bursaries are available for the daughters of serving members of HM Armed Forces eligible for the CEA, thus guaranteeing no more than the minimum of 10% of fees is payable by the parents.

Haileybury – specially founded scholarships and bursaries awarded as they fall vacant

Hampshire Collegiate School – Discounts are offered from the boarding fees of children of forces personnel.

Handcross Park School - Generous awards are available for the sons and daughters of Armed Forces and Diplomatic Service families.

Hanford School – offers generous financial bursaries for Armed Forces Families

Hazlegrove – support is available to parents who are serving members of the Armed Forces

Heathfield St Mary’s School – Forces bursaries available

Hethersett Old Hall School – bursaries available to daughters of HM Forces personnel who satisfy the requirements of the entrance exam

Horris Hill School – 10% fee discount for HM Forces children in receipt of CEA; bursaries also available

Howell's School – Exclusive for Service Families – fees fixed at CEA plus 10% and £500 per term contribution towards extras and enrichment lessons (riding, drama, music, etc)

Hurstpierpoint College – a limited number of external bursaries available for the children of serving members of the Armed Forces

Kent College Canterbury – an awards system for the children of HM Forces whereby the parents pay a set fee, normally 10% of the inclusive fee

Kent College Pembury – offers 20% discount on fees for Armed Forces’ personnel

King Edward’s School Witley – 10% discounts for the sons and daughters of Armed Forces personnel

Kingham Hill School – generous Armed Forces bursaries for sons and daughters of UK Service personnel

King’s Bruton – a 20% Forces allowance is available to parents who are serving members of the Armed Forces

King's School Canterbury - Bursaries are available for the children of Service families.

King’s School Ely – awards a discount to boarding children eligible for CEA such that the parental contribution is limited to 10% of the boarding fees

King’s School Rochester – Armed Services’ personnel are allowed a 20% reduction in tuition fees for the first two years, 10% for the next two years

King’s School Taunton (and King’s Hall) – reduced fees for Service families

Kingsley School, Bideford – awards a bursary to families who are eligible for Continuation of Education Allowance such that the parents pay 10% of the full fees

Kingswood School – HM Forces families receive a reduction in boarding fees of 20% for each child

King William's College, Isle of Man – A generous reduction is allowed for service members of the Armed Forces

Kirkham Grammar School – HM Forces discounts and bursaries available

Knighton House School – MoD discounts

Leweston Preparatory School – offers further discounts on boarding fees for daughters of serving military personnel

Licensed Victuallers’ School – up to 20% discount on fees to HM Forces’ personnel

Lime House School – Armed Forces’ bursaries are available

Llandovery College – Armed Forces’ bursaries available; Services families pay no more than 10% of fees

Lockers Park School – bursaries available to boys in Years 3–6

Longridge Towers School, Northumberland – offers bursaries to members of HM Forces who are in receipt of the CEA (boarding), so that parents pay only 10% of the gross fees, the minimum required by the CEA scheme

Loretto School – a number of bursaries are available to sons and daughters of Armed Forces

Loughborough Grammar School – a 25% boarding fee remission to sons of HM Forces

Lucton School – bursaries available for Service children

Ludgrove – Armed Forces' bursaries are available.

Maidwell Hall - 30% services bursary available

Malsis School – Service bursaries offered

Malvern College – Service discounts

Malvern St James – discounts available for Armed Forces

Marlborough College – closed awards for children of officers in HM Forces

Merchiston Castle School – 10% remission is given to sons of serving members of HM Forces

Millfield – members of the Armed Forces are entitled to a military discount and may apply for additional bursaries where appropriate

Mill Hill School – HM Forces discounts and bursaries available

Moffats School  – fees tailored for the advantage of Service families

Moira House Girls School, Eastbourne – Members of HM Forces who are eligible for the CEA pay a contribution of 10% of the full fee

Monkton Pep and Monkton Senior School - Bursaries available for Armed Service families of up to 20%

Monmouth School – Service bursaries are available for the sons of serving members of HM Armed Forces eligible for the CEA, thus guaranteeing no more than the minimum of 10% of fees is payable by the parents.

Moorland School – generous Forces’ bursaries

Mount Kelly – HM Forces discounts are for children of all serving parents (not only those in receipt of CEA). 10% discount for Yr 3 to Yr13 or a 20% discount for full boarders from Yr 9 to Yr 13.

Mount St Mary’s College – bursaries are available for children from Service families

Mowden Hall School – Our Forces discount of 20% goes some way to illustrating how valued our Armed Forces children are.

Moyles Court School – special Forces’ discounts

New Eccles Hall School – offers very generous financial awards for Armed Services families.

New Hall School – HM Forces discounts

Norman Court Preparatory School – discounts available on boarding fees for serving members of HM Forces

Old Buckenham Hall School – 10% discount for children of Service personnel

Orwell Park School – Armed Forces’ bursaries available

Oswestry School – Generous awards are available for children of Services personnel (when the child is in full-time education)

Packwood Haugh School, Shropshire – boarding fees discounted by 50% on the difference between the termly rate and the CEA

Perrott Hill – Generous bursaries for the Armed Forces

Pipers Corner School – bursaries available for the daughters of Service personnel

Pocklington School – discounts available for the children of Service Personnel
 
Polam Hall – 10% Forces’ discount

Port Regis School - who has a wealth of experience in dealing with HM Services Families (approx 15% of pupils) offers special discounts to children of HM Services Families.

Princess Helena College – Bursaries available for daughters of Armed Forces' personnel

Prior Park College – HM Forces bursaries are available of up to 20% of fees

Prior’s Field School – the fees for pupils who have a parent serving in the Armed Forces are 10% of the total boarding fee plus the boarding schools allowance

Queen Anne’s, Caversham – HM Forces personnel in receipt of CEA pay only 10% of boarding fee

Queen’s College, Taunton – Forces families receiving CEA pay only 10% of boarding fees. Financial help for talented pupils.

Queen Ethelburga’s College – 20% remission on boarding fees only available for the children of serving members of the Armed Forces

Queen Mary’s School, Thirsk – special bursaries for children of those in the Armed Forces

Ratcliffe College – members of HM Forces receive a 10% discount in the published fees

Rendcomb College – scholarships are available for Forces personnel

Repton School  – Means tested bursaries are available to Forces families

Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School – bursaries for daughters of Servicemen

Rishworth School – Service discounts available

Rossall School – Service bursaries are awarded for the children of members of HM Armed Forces and may be up to 30% of the basic fee

Royal School Bath – 10% discount for boarders

Rydal Penrhos – bursaries for sons and daughters of serving members of the Armed Forces

Ryde School – Forces’ bursaries

Rye St Antony – Discounts are offered for children of Service personnel

S. Anselm's Preparatory School – Discounts are available for Forces Families

SABIS International School UK - Generous bursaries and sibling discount available for Forces families

St Andrews Eastbourne - 20% off boarding for Service children

St Bees School – 20% Discount for boarders from service families. All weekend activities included in boarding fees

St David’s College Wales – Services’ discounts, scholarships and bursaries are available

St Edmund’s College Ware – reductions offered to sons and daughters of serving members of the Armed Forces

St Edmund’s School Canterbury – bursaries and fee concessions are granted to the children of members of the Armed Forces

St Edwards’s Oxford – a bursary for the children of serving RAF personnel

St Felix School – allowance for Forces’ families

St. Francis` College - discounts are offered to the daughters of Service families in addition to the CEA (Board) allowance

St Hugh’s School, Woodall Spa – bursaries for the children of Service personnel

St John’s College Southsea - Fee discount to military families who receive CEA funding. A military discount of 10% provided for military families who do not qualify for CEA funding.

St John’s-on-the-Hill Chepstow – HM Forces’ bursaries available

St Lawrence College, Ramsgate – children of serving members of HM Forces will be considered for bursaries, parents pay the Services’ Boarding Allowance plus 10% of the main boarding and tuition fees

St Olave’s York, Prep School to St Peter’s – automatic discount for Forces families; means-tested bursaries available up to 100% of tuition fees

St Peter’s York – automatic discount for HM Forces families. Music awards. Honorary subject scholarships. Means-tested bursaries available up to 100% of tuition fees.

Seaford College – bursaries are available to pupils whose parents are in the Armed Forces

Sedbergh School – generous Forces’ bursaries

Shebbear College – discounts available for the children of HM Forces personnel

Sherborne School – a Raban Exhibition of 10% of fees for the sons of serving or ex-service officers; a Nutting Exhibition of 10% of fees for the sons of RN Officers; exhibitions for the sons of serving or ex-Service officers

Sherborne Prep School – offers generous financial awards for Armed Services families.

Slindon College, West Sussex – some bursaries/discounts available for Armed Forces’ families

Stamford Endowed Schools – discounts for Service families

Stonar School – HM Forces’ bursaries available on top of the CEA, for boarding places, at 10% and 20% per annum for the Senior and Prep School respectively

Stover School – offers very generous financial discounts for Armed Forces children

Stonyhurst School – discounts of 22% available for sons and daughters of serving members of Her Majesty’s Forces

Talbot Heath School –  Offers financial awards for Armed Services families

Taunton School – Forces families with children aged from 7–18 years receiving Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) pay no more than 10% of boarding fees at Taunton Preparatory School or Taunton School.

Taverham Hall Preparatory School – Discounts are available for the sons and daughters of HM Forces

Terrington Hall School – automatic 10% discount for Armed Services personnel.  Further means tested bursaries available.

Tettenhall College – reduction in fees for the children of members of HM Forces

The Downs, Malvern College Prep School - Generous assistance given to full time serving members of HM Forces.

The Elms School, Worcester – bursaries are available for sons and daughters of Armed Services personnel

The Leys School – special consideration is given to the sons and daughters of members of HM Forces

The Oratory School – Armed Forces bursaries available

The Royal Hospital School – discounts are are available for children from Armed Services’ families

The Royal Masonic School for Girls - discounts for full time serving members of HM Forces

The Royal School Hampstead – bursaries available for children of Armed Forces’ personnel

The Royal School Haslemere – HM Forces bursaries are available for Service families (5–15%, depending on circumstance)

Tonbridge School – bursaries are available for the children of Service families on top of the CEA (Board) allowance

Trent College – discounts are available for children from Armed Services’ families

Warminster School – generous Forces’ discounts

Wellesley House – automatic 15% Forces’ discount

Wellington College, Berkshire – places reserved for the children of deceased officers, who apply to be Foundationers

Wellington School, Somerset – generous bursaries are awarded to the sons and daughters of serving members of the Armed Forces

Wellow House School – discounted fees for children of HM Forces personnel.

West Hill Park School – bursaries are available for sons and daughters of Armed Services personnel.

Westonbirt School – offers a very generous discount to the families of UK Armed Services personnel and members of the UK Diplomatic Services

Windermere St Anne’s – discounted to full boarding schools’ allowance

Windlesham House School – Armed Forces’ bursaries are available.

Woldingham School – offers special discounts for daughters of serving members of HM Forces

Woodhouse Grove School – special assistance to boarders who are sons and daughters of serving members of HM Forces

Worksop College – special bursaries for children of those in the Armed Forces.

Wrekin College – special bursaries are available for sons and daughters of serving members of the Armed Forces

Wycliffe College – School fees fixed at CEA + 10% of the school fees.

Wychwood School – generous discounts for daughters of HM Forces, plus additional bursaries where appropriate.

The above information is contained in either the Independent Schools Yearbook, this Guide or the MoD Directory.

If there are any omissions or amendments please contact David Lidbury at Bulldog Publishing on 01223 499880, or email david@serviceschools.co.uk  n
 

 
 
 
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