For parents who are concerned about costs of daily travel, school meals, uniform and educational trips, there are some specific charitable funds available. This includes early help such as attending open days from primary school through to trips in support of A level studies.
School Funds – General
The General Fund funds prizes, education grants, sports grants, school functions and guest speaker expenses. To apply, please complete the application form for a grant from the School Fund and return it to the Finance Office as per the instructions on the form.
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. To apply, please complete the application form for a grant from the School Fund and return it to the Finance Office as per the instructions on the form.
School Funds – Hardship
The Hardship Fund provides assistance across a broad spectrum of educational activities to parents and pupils with particular financial hardship. To apply, please complete the application form for a grant from the School Fund and return it to the Finance Office as per the instructions on the form.
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.
The Foundation provides:
To apply, please complete the Foundation Bursary application form and return it to the Finance Office as per the instructions on the form.
Old Wordsworthians' Association
The Old Wordsworthians’ Association (founded 1913) is an association for former pupils and staff of Bishop Wordsworth’s School. In addition to providing a means of communication among its members, the Association provides financial help to the school, its pupils and the Association's young members.
Any pupils who, for financial reasons, are unable to, or have difficulty in taking part in school activities may apply to the Association for financial support. Please complete Application Form - Old Wordsworthians' Association and return it as requested on the form. For more details, please contact 'firstname.lastname@example.org', or by post to 'Old Wordsworthians' Association' at the School address.
Free School Meals
Free School Meals are available to pupils whose parents are receiving certain state benefits. To apply, please complete the Free School Meals application form and return with proof of Universal Credit or any other eligible state benefit to email@example.com
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 available in the Pupil Premium Statement on the School web-site: Annual Reports and Financial Statements.