The majority of funding comes from schools in the form of bursaries and/or scholarships. To find schools with financial assistance options please use our Personalised School Search.
Bursaries are means-assessed on a financial basis and will require the parent or guardian to fill out a declaration to establish whether the student meets the necessary criteria.
Scholarships are also available for pupils who are particularly strong in an area but more recently the majority of funding has shifted towards means-tested bursaries.
ISC does not provide assistance with funding but you may wish to contact the following:
- Educational Grants Advice Service (offer grants information and advice): +44 (0)1932 865619 (9am-11am, Monday - Friday)
- Educational Trusts’ Forum (offer advice on possible funding): www.educational-grants.org
Do be aware that charitable trusts and grant organisations have strict criteria and usually require social need to be the contributing factor to the application for funds.