The provision of bursaries widens educational opportunities to children from a greater range of backgrounds, which enriches our community. As part of the legacy that our founder, William Lambe, worked so hard to achieve, we continue to value the importance of being inclusive and accessible to deserving children in the local area and beyond.

Bursary Information

Bursaries are awarded according to financial need at the discretion of the Scholarship and Bursaries Committee and are reviewed annually. If applicable, the awarded percentage will be applied to tuition fees and boarding fees. Please note that our bursary provision does not cover transportation costs.

In addition to the School’s standard bursary programme, applicants to the Sixth Form are able to apply for The Blyth Bursary, which was established through a generous legacy from an Old Suttonian family. This seeks to support a local, talented child whose family’s financial circumstances would, under normal circumstances, preclude them from considering an education at Sutton Valence School; more information about this particular bursary can be found here.

Finally, any prospective pupils with a parent currently serving in the Armed Forces may also apply for a Forces Bursary, which is the equivalent of a 20 per cent discount applied to tuition and boarding fees (if applicable).

Bursary Application Process

To apply for a bursary, please follow the following steps:

  • In order for us to consider a bursary application, the prospective pupil needs to be registered with the School first. To register, please click here.
  • Once the prospective pupil has been registered, please request bursary application forms from the Bursar on 01622 845201. Please note that the earliest a bursary application can be received is nine months prior to the prospective pupil’s start date at the School (i.e. applicants looking to join the School in September 2024 may apply for a bursary from January 2024 onwards).

For further information about any of the above bursary schemes or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Bursar.


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