Help with Fees

Hampton has a long and cherished tradition of providing an exceptional academic and all-round education, with financial support available to boys whose families could not otherwise afford a Hampton education. We are whole-heartedly committed to ensuring that Hampton remains an inclusive, leading independent day school with a strong ethos of social responsibility, and we welcome applications from boys whose parents cannot afford the fees in full, or in part.  There are currently 50 boys in the School on completely free places and many other boys receive fee assistance. The School offers three types of fee assistance:

Bursaries

Bursaries are means-tested financial awards which provide parents with a percentage reduction in the School fees. The value of the award, which may be for up to 100% of the tuition fees, is related to a family’s financial circumstances.  All aspects of a parent’s income are taken into account including salary(ies), assets, property, other income, siblings and other relevant factors.

Families who wish to explore financial support options are strongly encouraged to contact the Admissions Office as early as possible in the admissions process tel 020 8979 9273 or email admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk.

Hardship Bursaries

If your son is already in the School and you have suffered an unexpected change in circumstances which affects your ability to pay the School fees, please contact the Bursar as soon as possible to arrange a meeting.  Short and medium term Hardship Bursaries may be awarded at any time during a boy’s time at the School to ensure continuity of education in deserving cases.

Fitzwygram Scholarships

Our new dedicated charity, The Fitzwygram Foundation, was launched in March 2018. The Foundation provides funds to offer completely Free Places at Hampton to boys from all backgrounds.

The first two Fitzwygram Scholars joined Hampton in September 2018 on totally Free Places and the Foundation aims to provide 50 new Free Places at Hampton by 2025 to mark 50 years since independence.

Fitzwygram Scholarships are subject to means-testing and are dependent upon the financial circumstances of the applicant’s family. Fitzwygram Scholars receive 100% fee remission and additional financial assistance with other reasonable costs (e.g. coach travel, lunches, uniform).

All boys applying for a bursary will automatically be considered for a Fitzwygram Scholarship.

Families who wish to explore financial support options are strongly encouraged to contact the Admissions Office as early as possible in the admissions process tel 020 8979 9273 or email admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to boys on merit and recognise talent and potential in a particular field. Academic, Art, Chess, Music, Performing Arts and Sport Scholarships are available to boys joining the First Year at 11+ and the Third Year at 13+. Choral Scholarships are available for boys joining at 11+ and are awarded in conjunction with the Ch+apel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

The number and value of scholarship awards varies from year to year, but they typically involve a fee remission of between 5% and 25% of tuition fees. Honorary awards without accompanying fee remission may also be awarded.

Scholarships are not means-tested and boys may hold both a Bursary and a Scholarship. Please click here for further information about our scholarship programme and application forms.


fee assistance APPLICATION PROCESS (for bursaries & Fitzwygram Scholarships)

Applications for assistance with fees must be made in writing (letter or email) to the Admissions Office before the 1 November prior to the January 11+ Entrance Examination, the January 13+ Pre-test or the November 16+ assessments.

The award of a bursary is subject to a satisfactory performance in the appropriate entrance assessments and applicants must therefore sit the 11+, 13+ or 16+ assessments for Hampton School. All boys applying for a bursary will automatically be considered for a Fitzwygram Scholarship.

Candidates who secure a Hampton Prep Assured Place or a Hampton School 10+ Advance Place must sit the 11+ Entrance Examination if they wish to be considered for a bursary for entry to Hampton School at 11+.

Parents/guardians seeking a bursary are required to complete a confidential means-testing application form, which seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the household. The value of the bursary (percentage of fees remitted) is assessed before an offer of a place is made and for 13+ entry, is re-assessed prior to entry into the School.

All bursaries are reviewed annually but will normally be retained for the duration of a boy’s time at the School subject to his parents/guardians remaining eligible for financial assistance and to the boy’s satisfactory performance and good conduct.

Further information about the School’s Bursary Scheme is available on request from the Admissions Office and the Bursar is always pleased to advise parents considering an application in advance of the application being made.

The number of bursaries we can offer is dependent on the funds we have available and we regret that it is not possible to offer support to all who apply. Families who wish to explore financial support options are strongly encouraged to contact the Admissions Office as early as possible in the admissions process.  We regret that applications submitted after the published closing dates will not be considered.

If you have further questions regarding fee assistance please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office on 020 8979 9273 or email admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk