Giggleswick is a charitable foundation that has always sought to help remove the financial barriers that stand in the way of children joining our school. Through our scholarship and bursary schemes we are keen that children are able to join us on the basis of their ability and potential irrespective of their parents’ ability to pay.
Bursary awards are available to help those parents and guardians who would not normally be able to afford the full fees for an education at Giggleswick School. They are intended for lower income families who live a modest lifestyle and are intended to provide fee assistance to those parents whose income is such that they would not be able to otherwise pay the full fees. This helps ensure that pupils at Giggleswick School are drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds. All bursaries are means-tested.
A child must first meet Giggleswick School’s suitability and academic requirements and be offered a place before a bursary can be applied for. The level of bursary awarded will depend upon the degree of assistance required. This is assessed upon a declaration of income and assets, and will be reassessed annually.
Giggleswick has a long history of supporting Forces’ families. If a CEA allowance is awarded by the MOD, the School will provide a generous additional Forces Bursary discount, which means that the only amount payable by the family is 10% of the school fee (minimum parental contribution permissible under MOD CEA rules).
Giggleswick is a popular choice among Forces families with our strong boarding ethos offering a stable, healthy, supportive and friendly environment for children from the ages of 9 through to 18. Over two thirds of our pupils are boarders and everyone attends school on Saturday with lessons in the morning and team sports and clubs in the afternoon. We also have a full programme of activities on Sunday, including regular trips and visits out of school.
Giggleswick School is within easy reach of the major bases across the North with excellent road and rail links. Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports are also easily accessible.
A range of scholarships are available in the Senior School for entry into Year 7, Year 9 and the Sixth Form. More information is available on our scholarship page.
To support families with more than one child in the school we offer a sibling allowance scheme. For Senior School pupils we provide a 5% fee remission for a second sibling and 10% for any further siblings while all siblings are in Giggleswick School. For those siblings in Giggleswick Junior School the sibling allowance is 25% for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Giggleswick School encourages parents and guardians to consider applying for support from other organisations which provide assistance with school fees. Further information is available from: