Am I eligible for help with school fees?


To see if your family may be eligible for help with school fees please refer to the table below. Our fees support (bursary) is based on a pupil’s academic ability assessed through an entrance exam and by means-testing a family’s financial situation.

The Assessable Income & Parent Contribution Table provides an approximate guide of how much you may have to pay towards school fees for the 2015/16 academic year, dependent on your gross family income.

Assessable Income & Parent Contribution Table for the 2015/16 academic year

Assessable family income p.a. ³

Approximate annual parental contribution

Bedford School Snr prep

Bedford School

Bedford Modern School

Bedford Girls' School

£ 15,000

£ 0

£ 0

£ 0

£ 0

£ 17,500

£ 0

£ 0

£ 0

£ 0

£ 20,000

£ 17

£ 18

£ 15

£ 15

£ 22,500

£ 105

£ 116

£ 95

£ 95

£ 25,000

£ 271

£ 297

£ 245

£ 244

£ 27,500

£ 514

£ 563

£ 464

£ 462

£ 30,000

£ 833

£ 914

£ 752

£ 750

£ 32,500

£ 1,229

£ 1,349

£ 1,109

£ 1,107

£ 35,000

£ 1,703

£ 1,868

£ 1,536

£ 1,533

£ 37,500

£ 2,253

£ 2,471

£ 2,033

£ 2,028

£ 40,000

£ 2,879

£ 3,159

£ 2,598

£ 2,592

£ 42,500

£ 3,583

£ 3,930

£ 3,233

£ 3,226

£ 45,000

£ 4,364

£ 4,787

£ 3,938

£ 3,929

£ 47,500

£ 5,221

£ 5,727

£ 4,712

£ 4,701

£ 50,000

£ 6,155

£ 6,752

£ 5,555

£ 5,542

£ 52,500

£ 7,167

£ 7,861

£ 6,467

£ 6,452

£ 55,000

£ 8,255

£ 9,055

£ 7,449

£ 7,432

£ 57,500

£ 9,420

£ 10,333

£ 8,500

£ 8,480

£ 60,000

£ 10,661

£ 11,695

£ 9,621

£ 9,598

£ 62,500

£ 11,980

£ 13,141

£ 10,811

£ 10,785

£ 65,000

£ 13,375

£ 14,672

£ 12,070

£ 12,042

£ 67,500

£ 14,848

£ 16,287

£ 12,363*

£ 12,297*

£ 70,000

£ 15,051*

£ 17,724*

£ 12,363*

£ 12,297*

Est. Full Fee

£ 15,051

£ 17,724

£ 12,363

£ 12,297

³ Family income reflects the GROSS income received during the tax year preceding the academic year of the award, including any taxable benefits. It also includes a notional calculation of income from capital assets (under our current guidelines assets under £200,000 are not included in our assessment, however this is subject to change).

Visit www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/Taxes/BeginnersGuideToTax/IncomeTax/IntroductiontoIncomeTax/DG_078305 for a list of taxable benefits.

The above scales are increased each year in line with a measure of inflation. Trustees review scales every three years.

* Denotes the estimated full fee level for the 2015/16 academic year. Families with gross incomes in these income brackets would therefore receive no support with school fees.

Annual review

Each year everyone receiving a bursary will have their situation reviewed and, dependent on their current circumstances, the amount of fees support they receive may change. For example if a family’s income goes up or down then the amount of fees support they receive will also change. Our fees team will advise families on when to complete their annual review.