Assistance can be offered to pupils about to start Year 7 or Year 12 or about to enter Lincoln Minster School in Year 9 (ie not current students). Applications for Bursaries are means tested. Up to a maximum of 85% can be awarded although this is rare as it is preferred that available funds are distributed more widely to help as many families as possible. If an award is made, it will be reviewed annually and may be available throughout the pupil’s time the school, dependent on the annual review or any changes in household income. The process is fair and transparent.
A Clergy Bursary
If a parent is a fully incumbent member of the clergy (as recognised by United Learning) it may be that they could qualify for a Clergy Bursary. The bursary is means tested. Up to a maximum of 66% can be awarded. If an award is made, it will be reviewed annually.
How to apply
Application forms for all the above assistance are available from The Registrar, who can be contacted on 01522 551300 or at email@example.com Please return completed application forms to The Registrar in the first instance.
Generally, Bursaries and Clergy Bursary applications are submitted by December, though late applications can be considered. The annual review of awards normally takes place around April.
Other financial support
At Lincoln Minster School the first sibling of an attending pupil receives a 5% discount. Second and subsequent siblings of attending pupils receive 10%. When the oldest child leaves the school, the relevant discount for the siblings will adjust accordingly.
Please see the Scholarships Information leaflet. This gives details of which scholarships are offered to pupils at entry into Year 3, Year 7 and Year 12 and to new students coming into the school at Year 9.
NB: Discounts are applied to pupil accounts in the following order: Sibling Discount; Staff Discount; a Scholarship or Choristership; an Assisted Place or Bursary
Additional ways of receiving assistance
If further assistance is required, there are a number of options available and we will be pleased to discuss these with you. We have good relationships with a number of organisations who have supported our students, some of which are listed here:
Future Talent recognises gifted musicians between the ages of 5 and 18 and seeks to support them if the family’s financial circumstances are preventing them from fulfilling their musical potential.
Royal National Children’s Foundation
This trust helps vulnerable children and young people in Britain. The charity helps by supporting places for children ages 7—18 where they have suffered trauma, tragedy or neglect.
The Educational Grants Advice Service
It is worth contacting this service to seek advice on which are the appropriate organisations to speak to according to your circumstances. The kind of organisations that the service can put you in touch with are:
In emergency situations BMTA Trust Ltd; Emmott Foundation (6th Form); School Fees; Charitable Trust
For vulnerable pupils Buttle UK; Reedham Trust
Children of specific professionals Fashion & Textiles Children’s Trust; RN & RM Childrens’ Fund; Royal Caledonian Education Trust; Royal Medical Foundation; Royal Merchant Navy; Royal Pinner School; Actors’ Childrens’ Trust; Mitchell City of London
General assistance Ewelme Education
For parents of girls Girls Day School Trust; NFL Trust; Wispers Trust (Y11 and Y13)
Overseas based parents Lloyd Foundation
Sixth Form Thornton Smith & Plevin
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