Sarah Guri explains how the key to a future at Kent College, Canterbury could be applying for a bursary

The opportunities that Kent College affords its students are special and it is absolutely right that we make that accessible to as many people as we can. The idea of doing all the good that you can by helping everyone that you can is something that is interwoven into the history of the school. Today we remain committed to providing access to education to those whose circumstances may mean they cannot afford the full fees, or for those whose circumstances may change once their child is a pupil at the school. 

A bursary is a form of financial assistance that is means-tested, based on parental income. Bursaries are not dependent on academic ability but are awarded to pupils who are likely to gain most from a Kent College education and who will contribute fully to the life of the school. Scholarships may be supplemented by bursary assistance. 

Applying for a bursary

All applicants for bursaries are required to disclose, in confidence, their financial details on a Bursary Application Form. The application process may include a home visit and an interview. Bursaries are offered for the duration of the pupil’s education but are reviewed on an annual basis and all bursaries are awarded at the Head’s discretion. 

Bursary FAQs

What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

A scholarship is an award given to recognise talent with a maximum overall remission of 50% of tuition fees. It is not means tested. A bursary refers to means-tested financial support designed to allow access to a Kent College education to children whose family circumstances may mean they cannot afford the full fees.

What is the deadline for applying for a bursary?

Families considering a bursary application should contact the Bursar at the time of completing the registration form.

How do I apply for a bursary?

Please contact the Bursar for a confidential Bursary Application Form. As bursary funds are limited, we strongly recommend an early application to the school.

How does the school decide who receives a bursary?

When making an assessment the school will take into account some or all of the following: household income, savings, benefits, equity in property, other income and assets, outgoings. The application process may also include a home visit and an interview.

Please contact Mrs Sarah Guri, Bursar on 01227 813948 for more information or visit

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