Financial Assistance


Due to the generosity of donors, Alumni and many other supporters, Merchant Taylors’ School is able to provide financial assistance with fees to some parents/guardians who might otherwise not be able to afford a place at the Senior Schools.

The provision of bursaries is a central aspect of the purpose of our school ethos. We always have and will look to assist academically able boys and girls, no matter their financial circumstances, and to broaden access to our school.

Bursaries can range in value up to and including 100% of fees, depending on a family’s financial circumstances. They are available to pupils applying for September admission at our Senior Schools for Year 7 and Sixth Form (Year 12). Please note, many of our Sixth Form bursaries have their own criteria.

All bursaries are means-tested and are underpinned by a rigorous review process which includes a compulsory home visit. If you would like to be considered for a Bursary please indicate this on your application form.


Scholarships signify excellent performance and outstanding potential, many are awarded based on merit, irrespective of means Scholarships vary in value; they are awarded up to 10% of tuition fees.

Academic scholarships at Year 7 entry are awarded following the Entrance Assessment and a Scholarship Day, where boys and girls are selected for interview and asked to participate in a number of fun and challenging scenarios. Following this process, we award up to four scholarships per school each year.

All Year 7 candidates will also receive information regarding the Music and Sport Scholarships. Parents must apply for these highly competitive scholarships and meet the eligibility criteria, after which time children will be invited for a music audition or sports assessment.