We are very aware of the cost to our parents of independent school and are committed to providing the best education for every pupil through our small class sizes, highly skilled teaching staff and our extensive range of inclusive co-curricular activities and educational visits.
Fee assistance and bursaries
We firmly believe that every talented child should be able to receive a Morrison’s Academy education and all the benefits and opportunities it presents. Consequently, a number of Bursaries are means-tested and awarded each year.
In all cases, the assistance is determined by the extent of financial need, and applicants are required to complete an application form that assesses family income and capital assets. In exceptional cases, full fee awards may be available, but the majority of awards fall in the range of 20% to 60% of the tuition fee. In this way, Morrison's Academy strives to ensure that Bursaries are used to widen access to the School and to assist the greatest number of parents who require support.
PLEASE NOTE: All Bursaries for 2020/2021 have been allocated; however, consideration will be given for new applications under exceptional circumstances.
Who can apply?
Awards are primarily available to new pupils entering primary year 6 and above. These are principally determined by an analysis of the family's financial position to identify what level of assistance may be required. They are, however, also dependent upon the availability of funds at the time.
Applications will also be considered from existing parents who have experienced a change in financial circumstances, such as loss of income or bereavement, which threatens the pupil's continued attendance at Morrison's Academy.
Please find full details about our Bursaries in our fact sheet.
Other scholarships and bursaries
The School also maintains a number of restricted funds held for special purposes in connection with the development of the School's facilities as well as for scholarships, bursaries, prizes and other educational purposes. Our current scholarship programme offers awards annually, currently for Academics, Music and Sport, as well as a number of academic scholarships to members of S5 going on to study Advanced Highers. More information can be found here.