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Even though the Government has relaxed the lockdown restrictions imposed in March and we are beginning to re-start the economy, we continue to be living during one of the most serious crises the world has ever seen. It therefore remains the right thing to do to support those in our community most affected financially by the virus. As the 2020/21 Session commences, the School is continuing to follow its established three-pronged approach to supporting the Heriot’s community.
To provide emergency financial assistance to families which have experienced a significant reduction in their family income, affecting their ability to pay the 2020 Autumn Term school fees, as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic. 2020 Autumn Term fees cover the September to December 2020 monthly fees.
CEBA is available to parents/guardians of all pupils at George Heriot’s School, irrespective of year group. Parents/Guardians may make a claim for all children they have as pupils at George Heriot’s. For the avoidance of doubt, the scheme is open to parents and guardians who currently also receive support through the existing annual Bursary scheme and for parents and guardians of new pupils who joined in August 2020.
It will be appreciated that the school has limited funds available and we would ask that applications are submitted only when other options have been explored. This will enable us to target funds at those in the Heriot’s community who are most in need of our support and have been significantly affected by the current pandemic.
In assessing the level of support to be provided, the following factors will be taken into consideration:
Awards will be available to cover between 50% and 100% of the Autumn Term school fees. The level of support will be assessed by the Governors’ Bursaries Committee.
The Bursary will provide support for the Autumn Term, being September to December 2020.
Change in Circumstance
We would ask parents whose circumstances change and who find they are in a position to pay all or even a portion of the fees, to let the School know. This might include Government expansion of its support, a family’s income recovering quicker than expected, or support for school fees received from an alternative source. This will enable us to support additional families affected by the pandemic.
Applications for CEBA will open on the 9th of September and close on the 25th of September. We would expect to be able to confirm any bursary awarded by the 9th of October. If there are any changes to these dates, this will be confirmed to all parents through School Post.
CEBA Application Form
Applications for the Autumn Term CEBA are now closed
Data Protection Act
George Heriot’s Trust will retain and use the personal information supplied on this form and/or, in connection with the application strictly in accordance with Data Protection Regulations. This information will be used for the purposes of processing the application, record keeping and internal analysis. We shall not use such information for any other purpose without first informing you and obtaining your consent to such new purpose. We may disclose this information to our advisors to support the bursary process, or our external Auditors, but will not disclose this information to any other third party. We will only retain this information for as long as is required for these purposes.