Fee Assistance

The Governors of the Dragon School recognise that independent school fees are now at levels that exclude many children from a Dragon education. To help parents, the Dragon offers financial assistance to help with fees in the form of means-tested bursaries, a Forces discount and FCO discount.

"Applying for a bursary was very straightforward. Queries by telephone were dealt with clearly, courteously and sympathetically."

Parent of Dragon bursary pupil


Bursaries worth from 50% to 100% of boarding or day fees take into account a family's financial circumstances.

Applications are invited from those who would like their children to join the school; the closing date for entry in September 2020 will be 11th October 2019. Assessment is taken with Dragon teachers and a report is requested from the child's current school.
Note: We have now passed the deadline for bursary applications for those starting in September 2019.

Forces Discount

The Forces discount is a scheme for those in receipt of the CEA; a discount of 20% of fees will apply if Dragon boarding begins in the junior years (Years 4 to 6).

FCO Discount

The Dragon School offers a 7.5% discount against boarding fees to parents who are employees of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who are also in receipt of the CEA grant and whose children enter the School to board in Years 4 to 6 inclusive. Once awarded, the discount will continue through to, and inclusive of, Year 8 as long as the pupil continues to board and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office employee remains in receipt of the CEA grant.

Note that none of the above grants need to be repaid.

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"A breadth of academic, cultural and sporting education that otherwise would not have been possible."

Parent of Dragon bursary pupil