how do we find our pupils
  • "I found out this morning that I had the most votes in my year group for the student council. I will now be sitting on the student council for this academic year" New SpringBoard pupil at King Edward's School, Witley


  • "Our fears have been completely unfounded. Our son has been totally accepted amongst his peers and likewise we feel completely at ease with the other parents" Parents of pupil at Eton College


  • "He has settled into boarding very well thanks to the excellent care of the housemaster and his wife who have become like a second family to him" Parent of a pupil at Marlborough College


  • "I thought to myself 'the only way is up' and that motivated me to work hard as I'm very competitive" Pupil


How do we find our pupils

All of our pupils are recommended to us by our partners: we cannot consider applications direct from families or guardians.

A partner notifies us of a potential pupil

We meet the potential pupil, usually with a representative from the partner who knows the pupil well

If we believe boarding is right for the pupil, we arrange for the pupil to sit a non-verbal reasoning test appropriate to the pupil's age

On the overall consideration of the information gathered in the above steps, we can establish both the pupil's eligibility and suitability for a SpringBoard bursary