A Foundation to Future Success!
At Highbury, a well-balanced, boy-centric education has proven to be beneficial to your son’s future.
Highbury Preparatory School is offering a limited number of bursaries for each Grade. We invite you for an opportunity to be awarded a bursary for partial tuition fee remission (25% to 50%) which will continue throughout your son’s time at Highbury until the end of Grade 7.
How does partial fee
Example: If your son is in Grade 3 in 2023 and is offered a bursary to join Highbury from Grade 4 in 2024, you would pay reduced school fees within the range of 25% to 50% reduction. This percentage reduction would apply consistently every year until the end of Grade 7 for your son.
|FULL SCHOOL FEES 2023*||WITH 25% REMISSION, YOU PAY||WITH 50% REMISSION, YOU PAY|
|Fees per year – usually paid in equal installments over 11 months|
|GRADE 5||R122 560||R85 899||R57 266|
|GRADE 6||R122 560||R85 899||R57 266|
|GRADE 7||R129 480||R90 762||R60 508|
*Annual inflation-based fee increase is excluded from this calculation
A non-refundable acceptance Fee (R12,500- reduced by the same percentage as the fee remission percentage offered i.e. between R5,500 and R8,250) is payable in advance when final confirmation of entry is requested by the Headmaster and must accompany the official acceptance form. This fee is a joining fee and helps fund bursaries and special capital projects.
What are the other costs to budget for?
Highbury fees are as inclusive as possible, with most stationery included as well as all teas and lunches from Grade 3 to 7 (no more lunch boxes, Mum!), all outings except for the Grade 7 excursion, and most cultural group activities included.
Highbury has three other compulsory fees each year (which are subject to annual inflation-based fee increase):
R 390 per annum for Pupil Accident Insurance
R 3,100 per annum Building Recovery Fee for all minor building projects and major maintenance
R 1,680 per annum IT Recovery Fee for all the information technology requirements for the school
Other costs to budget for when joining Highbury are an iPad for your son, and school uniforms. For a detailed schedule of what is included versus excluded, please refer to the 2023 General Information document which you can request via email to MARKETING@HPS.CO.ZA.
Criteria for eligibility for a Highbury Bursary
Boys who are in Grade 1, 3, 5 and 6 in 2023.
Boys who are not attending Highbury already
The family would otherwise be unable to enroll their son in our school i.e. are financially unable to afford full fees
The family are able to afford the reduced fee amount as per the schedule above
Applicants must pass the Highbury Entrance Assessment
Bursaries are limited and boys may be selected based on their potential to make Highbury proud in academics, sports and/or cultural spheres
The Application Process
Wait for confirmation:
Our Business Manager will confirm that your confidential application has been received.
An initial screening process will be conducted by our Business Manager, in order to ensure that applicants are within the appropriate income range so as to be deemed unable to pay full fees at Highbury, and yet with sufficient income to afford the reduced fees offered by the bursary. Your son’s school report will also be reviewed. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of this initial screening process by email from the Business Manager.
Bursary Assessment Morning:
Your son will be invited to our Bursary Assessment morning in September (date to be confirmed) at Highbury. Our experienced teachers strive to make this as relaxed for the boys as possible, please do not worry.
Tour the School:
Parents will have the opportunity to tour Highbury, either during their son’s assessment, or during the week when you can see the school ‘in action’.
The Bursary Committee will meet to review applicants and letters of acceptance will be sent out by the middle of October 2023. Payment of the Acceptance Fee by the parents will then secure.