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Eton College


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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Full Boarding

Gender profile: Boys only

Size: 1340

Eton College fees:

Boarding fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
868 / 6016

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Boarding: 13 to 18 (1340)

Sixth form: (543)

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Thanks to generations of benefactors and supporters we are fortunate to have a well-established endowment, which this year allowed us to budget £6.9 million for scholarships and bursaries in 2019. Bursaries are means-tested awards which are given to help support families who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford some, or all of the school fees. Scholarships are merit awards and usually (but not always) secure a fee reduction of 10%, irrespective of the boy's financial backgrounds. As merit awards the majority of scholarships aren't means-tested but there are one or two exceptions with particular schemes supporting talented boys who also need substantial financial support towards fees.  

Means-tested bursaries are awarded to those pupils whose parents/guardians wouldn’t otherwise be able to pay the full fees. An independent company will assess the family finances during a home visit and make a recommendation to us. This isn’t a test but is designed to produce a fair assessment.

We support as many applications as possible. In 2018/19, 255 pupils were receiving a means-tested bursary (averaging a 67% reduction in fees), with 90 students paying no fees at all.

In particular, we have launched in 2019 the Orwell Award, which is a sixth form award for boys who have spent Years 9, 10 and 11 in a UK state school. Up to twelve places are usually awarded per year, however this depends on the quality of applications received.

The Orwell Award offers recipients a funded place in our Sixth Form subject to means-testing. We want to find boys for whom Eton’s warmth, rigour and breadth will be life changing, for example:

Boys on pupil premium
Those who are the first in their families to go to university
Boys with a need to board
Boys in care or on the edge of care
Or simply boys, currently with limited opportunities, who need a break, to enable them to take off and fly when they join our amazing community

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies