Many of the famous Independent schools to which we regularly send Arnold House boys, such as Eton, Rugby and Harrow, have long-held traditions of offering bursaries and scholarships to boys of potential whose parents do not have the means to pay the school fees. Rugby, for example, (whose famous Headmaster Dr. Arnold provided inspiration for the naming of Arnold House in 1905) is aiming to support 10% of its pupils with bursaries over the next decade. It is much harder for prep schools without significant endowments or a large alumni base to follow their lead. However, the Governors and Headmaster believe that Arnold House should be at the forefront of moves to ensure that educational opportunities at prep school age are available far more widely than they have been in the past. 

The Bursary Scheme

Bursaries are available to new entrants to the School in Years 5, 6 and 7.  Such awards are intended to extend the benefits of an Arnold House education to boys whose families would not otherwise be able to afford the School’s fees. All bursaries are means-tested and can be awarded to supplement the contribution made by parents or to cover the full cost of fees, uniform and extras each term.  Bursaries are funded through a combination of the School’s fee income and donations from current and former parents, old boys and friends of the School.  The Arnold House Board of Friends and the Headmaster have already embarked on fund-raising initiatives needed to ensure support from the wider Arnold House community towards the bursary scheme’s long-term success.

If you would like to enquire or apply for a bursary place, please contact Penny Williams at registrar@arnoldhouse.co.uk or on 020 7266 4840.