The Mount School Bursary Fund provides financial support to allow pupils to access an education at The Mount School.
The Mount School Foundation offers bursaries to academically able pupils based on a combination of need and outstanding abilities
Bursaries have enabled the School to nurture inspirational leaders, confident sportswomen and passionate musicians, artists and academics. Bursaries are available to daughters of Old Scholars of The Mount School, members of the Society of Friends or those recommended by Old Scholars.
Bursaries are awarded to pupils whose parents might not otherwise be able to afford The Mount School. As The Mount School is known for it’s academic excellence and nurturing ethos parents aspire to send their children to The Mount and the number of requests for bursarial support increases. Therefore, the Foundation must rely on the generosity of Old Scholars, parents and friends and supporters of the School to provide much needed bursarial for current and future pupils.
If you wish to donate to the bursary fund and help more hard working pupils access an education at The Mount, please visit our How to Donate page.
Lydia Rous and Lucy Harrison Trusts
The Lydia Rous and Lucy Harrison Trusts were set up in memory of two former Heads of the Mount School.
Lydia Rous was Superintendent of the Mount School from 1866 until 1879. The first mention of the Lydia Rous Memorial Fund was in 1897 and it was set up originally to pay for further education and has been sustained by the continuing generosity of Old Scholars.
Girls in College II, who have been at school for no less than two years, apply to become the Lydia Rous Scholar for the year. The award is made to the applicant or applicants who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, with help from members of staff, has contributed most to the school, both academically and in service.
Lucy Harrison Bursary Fund
Lucy Harrison was Head of the Mount School from 1890 until 1902.This Bursary Fund was set up in 1923. In 1977, monies raised in recognition of Joyce (Blake) Pickard’s time as Head (1960-1977), was added to the Fund. The fund continues to receive donations from Old Scholars.
Bursaries are available to daughters of Old Scholars of The Mount School, members of the Society of Friends; or those recommended by Old Scholars. Applications should initially be made through the Bursar of the Mount School.