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CV34 Award Programme

Supporting talented local children to reach their full potential

The CV34 Award Programme is means-tested financial assistance for families in Warwick with a CV34 postcode. We will cover up to 100% of fees plus associated schooling costs depending on financial eligibility and your child meeting the entry requirements to the school of their choice at either 11+ or 16+.

At Warwick Schools Foundation, our vision is to support as many young people as possible to reach their full potential and encourage lifelong learning regardless of background. One of the ways we are doing this is by broadening access for talented local children to an independent school education. As part of the town of Warwick, we strive to have a meaningful impact on the local area and reflect the communities we serve. 

What is the CV34 Award Programme?

Warwick Schools Foundation, benefits from a scheme offering the possibility of free or discounted places based on financial need for candidates at 11+ and 16+. Within the bursaries available from the Foundation is the CV34 Award. These funds are specifically earmarked for children whose families live within the CV34 postcode and we are grateful to King Henry VIII Endowed Trust and The Charity of Sir Thomas White, Warwick for their financial support.

The support available is based on a combination of the following: 

  • Financial need - determined by a means testing assessment
  • Your child's performance - based on exam results, the interview and the report received from your child's current school
  • Overall demand - bursaries are awarded on a competitive basis, as limited funds are available.

Pupils awarded a CV34 Award may also be entitled to additional financial support for educational visits, uniforms, transport and lunches. 

Over 17% of pupils across the Foundation are recipients of some financial assistance and we are proud of the creativity, diversity and ambition within our community. 

Am I eligible to apply?

The amount of support offered is on a sliding scale. You could be eligible if your total gross household income does not exceed £69,158. You are likely to be successful with your application if:


Your family does not have considerable capital savings, investments or equity.

Other Indicators of Wealth

You do not have indicators of wealth such as new and luxury cars, owning second homes or considerable property in the form of land.

Household Living Arrangements

In the instance where you are separated from your partner, both of your incomes do not exceed the gross household sum of £69,158.

Where there are special circumstances, for instance a 'No Contact Order', we can offer additional support with your application, so please do get in touch.

Wider Family Support

Other wider family members, un-related adults or outside sources do not contribute to household costs, which would otherwise be used as a priority for school fees.

Other School Fees

You are not already paying full fees for another child elsewhere.

 Please note, there is a competitive element to bursary grant, and your child’s results in the entrance examination, interview, and report will be taken into consideration alongside means testing and the overall demand.

Supporting you through the application process

If you have any questions or would like further guidance with your application, you can speak to our dedicated Community Liaison Officer, Clare Sawdon. Clare is on hand to help explain the application process and give you a better sense of life at the school of your choice.

How do I apply?

We want to support applications as best we can and make it as easy as possible for you to apply. Please complete this form and Clare Sawdon will be in touch with details of next steps and links to the relevant application forms.

Please note the deadline for bursary applications for entry in September 2024 is:

  • King's High School - 6 September 2023
  • The Kingsley School - 22 September 2023
  • Warwick School - 6 October 2023