Assisted Places

Means-tested assisted places from 7+

The Governors of Woodford Green Preparatory School are committed to broadening access to the School by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as an assisted place and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.  Assisted places are obtainable for children from Year 3 onwards.

Assisted places are subject to repeat testing of parental means each year and may be varied upwards or downwards, depending on parental circumstances. Awards are made on the basis of the Woodford Green Preparatory School Scale of Awards, which sets out award levels in relation to a family's financial circumstances. The Scale of Awards is reviewed and revised annually by the Bursar and the Head to reflect any changes in fee costs, and approved by the Governors. Though awards are generally tied to this scale, they may be varied upwards or downwards depending on individual parent/guardians circumstances (e.g. their savings, investments and realisable assets, as well as their income, the size of their family, any other persons dependent upon them and like factors), compassionate or other pertinent considerations.

Requests for financial support usually fall into two categories:

  • New applicants to the school, where a place will be offered but parents/guardians are unable to fund the tuition fees.
  • Existing pupils where a change in personal/financial circumstances have resulted in difficulty in meeting tuition fees and may result in the child being withdrawn part way through a stage of education.

If you are applying for an Assisted Place, Click here to download the Assisted Place Application form. This should be returned by the second Friday in December with required documents.

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