Supporting Bursaries

There are two 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 disadvantaged backgrounds and enables them to join The Beacon in Year 3 (at age 7) and experience all the opportunities that a Beacon education provides.

“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

 

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

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.

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 here.

To discuss a gift in support of bursaries, please contact our Head of Development & Marketing, Charlotte Buswell, on 01494 736172 or at cbuswell@beaconschool.co.uk

Open Day – Saturday 10 October

You are warmly invited to attend our Open Day on Saturday 10 October from 09:00 to 16:00.

Please click here to pre-book an individual, socially-distanced tour of our inspiring School.

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