As part of our centenary celebrations in 2007, Highfield created an award scheme offering funded school places for children who would draw exceptional benefit from joining the School, perhaps as a result of less than optimal family or educational circumstances. Children offered Centenary Awards are funded jointly by the Bursaries Fund, and the School, which matches Awards made by the Fund.
The aim of the Centenary Bursaries Fund is to broaden access to children for whom a Highfield education is likely to have the greatest impact on their academic and personal development and future life chances.
Examples of children who are likely to derive particular benefit are:
- Children who are experiencing social difficulties, such as being bullied at school, or who have challenging home lives, but who have the potential to thrive in the Highfield environment with its strong sense of community and high level of pastoral support.
- Children with special needs, who have the ability to succeed academically if given the right support.
- Gifted children, where the Highfield environment with its high level of individual attention and well developed programme for the gifted and talented could allow them to realise their potential more fully than in another school.
Potential bursary candidates are usually 'nominated' for an Award by a diverse range of charities and organisations with whom we have established links, as well as local Headteachers. If you would like to know more about a possible bursary for a child, please email Admissions Registrar.
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For information on how to make a donation to the Centenary Bursaries Fund, please click here.