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Such support is known as a bursary and bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100 per cent on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants. 

Requests for financial support usually fall into two categories:

• New applicants to the school entering Year 3 and above, where a place has been offered but parents/guardians are unable to fund the tuition fees.

• Existing pupils where a sudden and unforeseen change in parents'/guardians' circumstances has resulted in significant difficulty in meeting tuition fees and may result in the child being withdrawn part way through a stage of education.

Bursary awards 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 confidential NPS 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 to reflect any changes in fee costs and is approved by the governors. Though awards are generally tied to this scale, they may be varied upwards or downwards depending on individual parents'/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.

Those interested in applying for a bursary should state so when completing their application form for a place at the School, following receipt of which we will send out our Bursary Application Form for completion. Further information is available from the Bursar, seaston@newcastleprep.co.uk.

Please be aware that requests for financial support usually outstrip availability and unfortunately NPS may not be able to offer assistance to all applicants.

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