Our Assistance with Fees programme enables us to offer an exceptional academic and all-round education to talented boys regardless of their financial background.
Hampton is a welcoming and diverse community and life-changing bursaries are at the heart of our ethos. There are currently 106 boys in the School on completely free places, a number of which, are funded by our separate but closely linked educational charity, The Fitzwygram Foundation and many more receive financial help with fees known as bursaries.
In addition to those pupils who hold Free Places, many more boys receive help with fees known as a bursary. Bursaries are means-tested, or needs-based, awards and the amount of help provided varies from a 10% to 100% reduction in the School fees depending on the family’s individual financial circumstances. Free Places include the cost of School fees, uniform and sports kit, coach travel, lunches, co-curricular activities (such as Music lessons) and School trips.
Bursaries and Free Places are available to boys joining the First Year (Year 7), Third Year (Year 9) and the Sixth Form. The number of awards vary from year-to-year and is at the discretion of the School.
We never thought about private education…but when we walked through Hampton’s doors, we felt this is for Koby, it felt like home – Parent of Koby Kalavannan (read Koby’s story below)
Who is eligible?
Any pupil with high academic ability* who is successful in our entrance assessments and who will benefit from a Hampton education including the wider, co-curricular life of the School. As a guide, pupils receiving Pupil Premium are likely to be eligible for a Free Place.
Families who wish to explore financial support options are encouraged to contact our Admissions Team, who will be pleased to talk you through the application process and answer any questions you may have. Additional details are also available in our Assistance with Fees & Free Places booklet.
*high academic ability – your son’s current school will be able to advise. As a guide, boys applying for entry to the First Year (Year 7) should be working at Greater Depth in English and Maths at their primary school.
Families who apply for a Free Place or bursary are required to complete a confidential application form providing details of their financial circumstances including:
- Family income
- Expenditure and outgoings
- Value of the family home
- Assets (e.g. property, savings, shares)
- Family size, other dependents
- Opportunities to release capital and improve family earning capacity
Please note discretionary spending on frequent holidays, the purchase of new or luxury cars or significant home improvements are not considered by the School to be in line with the criteria for receiving a bursary.
If you are interested in discussing fee assistance at Hampton or for further information about the criteria applied, please contact our Admissions team on 020 8979 9273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Place Stories
Trainee solicitor, Luca Cericola OH (2016) says a Hampton School Free Place changed his life completely and, without it, he wouldn’t be where he is today.
Hear from Koby Kalavannan OH (2020) about the life-changing impact of bursaries at Hampton School. Koby is now studying Medicine at the University of Cambridge.
Chetan Ladwa OH (2001) benefitted from a Free Place at Hampton School and credits this with changing his life. Today, Chetan works in finance in the City of London.