Bursaries

The Governors are committed to broadening access to Dragon School by offering transformational bursaries to children whose families would not otherwise be able to afford the fees. The Dragon offers approximately five bursary places each year to new applicants to Year 4 (exceptionally, those coming up from Dragon Pre-Prep or applying to join in older year groups may be considered). There are no bursaries offered on joining the Pre-Prep.

Families applying for bursarial support submit a financial questionnaire which is reviewed by an independent organisation in accordance with our Means Tested Bursary Policy.

The level of support varies according to financial need and the following examples are merely indicative:

  • Single parent family on a low income living in rented accommodation. One child could receive 100% fee remission.
  • Parents both earn moderate incomes and the family own a modest house with mortgage. One child could receive 75% fee remission.

Those candidates that meet the means tested criteria are invited in for a selection process designed to identify those with the potential to make the most of the opportunities provided by a Dragon education. Bursaries are awarded for the duration of a child’s time in the Prep School and are reviewed annually.

If you would like your child to be considered for a bursary place, please do mention this when you contact the Admissions team. We would encourage you to get in touch when your child is in Year 2 or starting Year 3 as the completed application must be submitted by 15 October of the year prior to desired entry.

A bursary has absolutely been transformational for our son and we dearly hope that other children can continue to benefit in the same way that he has. The quality of education at the Dragon has allowed him to blossom and reach his potential, culminating in a place at a top senior school. More than that, he has found a warm and welcoming community at the Dragon, resulting in a really happy school life with many friends. Schemes such as the Dragon Bursary Award truly do change children’s lives.
Parent of a Dragon boarder