Compassionate & Welfare Funds

School Funds – General

The General Fund funds prizes, education grants, sports grants, school functions and guest speaker expenses. Application in the first instance is through the Finance Office.

School Funds – Travel

The Travel Fund subsidises travel on school activities for pupils whose parents are experiencing financial difficulties or members of staff where the cost is high but attendance is essential.
Application in the first instance is through the Finance Office.

School Funds – Hardship

The Hardship Fund provides assistance across a broad spectrum of educational activities to parents and pupils with particular financial hardship. Application in the first instance is through the Finance Office.

16-19 Bursaries

The 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help sixth form pupils overcome specific financial barriers to participation so they can remain in education. The policy and application procedure are on the School’s web-site: 16-19 Bursary Policy.

BWS Foundation

The Foundation provides:

  • Support to, and enhancement of, Bishop Wordsworth’s School for the benefit of all pupils who attend the school.
  • Grants and bursaries for uniform, extracurricular activities and transport for the benefit of those pupils who would otherwise be unable to afford such things

Application in the first instance is through the Finance Office.

Free School Meals

Free School Meals are available to pupils whose parents are receiving certain state benefits. The rules and application procedure are on the Wiltshire Council web-site: Wiltshire Free School Meals.

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is not paid to the pupil or the family but to the School to be allocated where deemed appropriate. Details are on the School web-site: School Reports.