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Guide to Kellett Entrance Bursaries

Provided through generous donations from the Kellett community to the AMD Fund

What is an Entrance Bursary? 

An Entrance Bursary is awarded to a child that meets Kellett’s entry requirements and needs financial support to be able to attend Kellett. The Ann McDonald Fund, named after a former Principal, was set up to provide opportunity for these children.  


Who are the Entrance bursaries aimed at? 

Entrance Bursaries are aimed at children who would thrive at Kellett, academically, socially and emotionally. They are particularly suited to children who would benefit from a curriculum taught in English.  


What does the recipient receive? 

Entrance Bursaries can be up to 100% of tuition fees and can also include, where appropriate, school trips, school equipment, devices, transport, uniform and ECAs. 


How does Kellett find suitable bursary students? 

We work with NGOs who refer potential students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to a Kellett education to us. In addition Kellett Outreach, our Saturday school for children, helps identify those who might benefit from a full-time Kellett education.  


How does Kellett determine who receives a bursary? 

Prospective bursary candidates need to pass the entrance criteria and their family or caregiver needs to provide financial information as part of the means-testing process.  


What is the cost of an Entrance Bursary? 

Costs vary as children join in a variety of year groups, but it is approximately HK$3m to put a child right through the school from Reception to Y13, on a 100% bursary.  


How many bursary students does Kellett have? 

From 2020 we began to provide two Entrance Bursaries each year and currently have seven students on an Entrance Bursary.  


How are Entrance Bursary students supported, beyond financial and material assistance? 

The Deputy Head of Pastoral in Senior, along with the Head of School discreetly oversees their wellbeing, keeping their situation confidential. Where it is deemed necessary for the wellbeing of the child, other members of staff may be informed. 


Why do they remain confidential? 

Entrance Bursaries remain confidential in order to protect the child and family, helping them to settle in and thrive in the Kellett community. 


Can siblings of Entrance Bursary students also receive a bursary? 

There is no sibling priority attached to a bursary. Siblings need to apply through the usual means.  


How do you ensure that the family is eligible for bursarial support? 

Financial information is requested before Entrance Bursaries are granted and reviewed periodically.  

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