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Scholarship & Bursaries

Academic Scholarships

These are awarded for new pupils, on the basis of outstanding performance at entrance examination, or, occasionally, to reward high achievement by current pupils during the course of the academic year.

All Rounder Scholarships

All Rounder Scholarships are awarded to pupils showing significant talent and potential in at least two of the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Leadership
  • Sport

Duke of Kent School recognises and rewards talent in a broad spectrum and scholarships will occasionally be awarded for particular ability and potential in a field other than those noted here. All scholarships and awards are held on the basis of continued good effort, attitude and participation.

Art, Performing Arts and Music Scholarships

These are awarded on the basis of Art, Performing Arts or Music excellence and promise. Interviews with appropriate staff and the Head take place annually.

Sports Scholarships

These are awarded on the basis of sporting excellence and promise. High level performance and successful interview with PE staff are the means of assessment.


A bursary is an amount by which school fees may be reduced.  Bursaries exist to deal with financial hardship and are primarily to ensure continuity of education for a pupil currently attending the School.  Such an award may be for as short a period as one term or it might extend for several years depending on proven need. Bursary awards can range from 10% upwards of the day fees and are subject to an annual review.

Bursaries will require full financial disclosure and verification, for example, of P60, bank and/or building society information and mortgage statements. All information is treated in strictest confidence and will be assessed by the School’s Finance Committee. Careful judgement is exercised in each case and the Committee’s decision is final.