The Governors of Park School for Girls are committed to broadening access to the School by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as an assisted place and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 25% on tuition fees, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants. Assisted places are obtainable for children from Reception onwards.
Assisted places 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 Park School 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, Head Teacher and Governors to reflect any changes in fee costs.
Requests for financial support usually fall into two categories:
- New applicants to the school, where a place will be offered but parents/guardians are unable to entirely fund the tuition fees.
- Existing pupils where a change in personal/financial circumstances have resulted in difficulty in meeting tuition fees and may result in the child being withdrawn part way through a stage of education.