Supporting Bursaries

There are two types of bursary funds in place to support boys at The Beacon; The Headmaster’s Bursary Fund and The Beacon Bursary Fund.

The Headmaster’s Bursary Fund

At The Beacon, we are proud of our tradition of offering means-tested bursaries to boys who we know will thrive at the School. The Headmaster’s Bursary Fund supports boys from less-advantaged backgrounds and enables them to join The Beacon in Year 3 (age 7) and experience all the opportunities that The Beacon education provides.

As the cost of an education at The Beacon grows, the number of requests for bursary support increases and, as with many independent schools, we rely on the generosity of our parents, alumni and friends to ensure that The Beacon retains its position as a true centre of excellence open to all.

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The Beacon Bursary Fund

The Beacon Bursary Fund is a registered charity (number 310643) that runs independently of the School. It aims to provide financial assistance for the education of pupils whose parents or guardians run into financial difficulties and may otherwise have to withdraw their son(s) from the School at a time that might be detrimental to their educational progress.

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The Gift of Education

If you are in a position to give the gift of education to a child, please contact us. For most people, this is beyond reach during their lifetimes, however, a legacy of property or shares could help to make a very real difference to the life of a child in the future. To find out more about how to leave a legacy to The Beacon and give the gift of education in your Will, please click below.

Leave a Legacy

To discuss a gift in support of bursaries, please contact our Head of Development, Charlotte Buswell, on 01494 736167 or at

“The generosity shown through the Bursary scheme has allowed our son opportunities that he would otherwise not have been able to experience, and has without doubt given him a fine grounding from which to continue his education. I cannot say how grateful we are for this – it has been a revelation to watch him grow from a quiet, reserved child who arrived in Year 3, to a confident boy who looks to the future with excitement as opposed to trepidation. He has made friendships that will no doubt last long into the future, and I am certain he will forever remember both his time at the School and his teachers with fondness. Knowing him, most off those memories that burn brightest will involve a rugby ball, or at least a sporting field of some sort, but the values of friendship, kindness and respect are those which I hope he will carry forever.”

Parent of a recent bursary recipient
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ISI Inspection Report 2022

We are delighted to share with you our latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report 2022.

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For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent reviews from Muddy Stilettos & The Good Schools Guide.