Berkshire school to support military veterans with bursaries

Horris Hill School is supporting serving personnel and veterans with a number of new bursary places

Horris Hill School has announced a number of new bursaries for serving military forces and veterans.

John Forsyth, CEO of Forfar Education and a former British soldier, expressed his concern that most military bursaries offered by independent schools are given only to those currently serving and eligible for continuity of education allowance (CEA).

Forsyth commented: “This criteria is only met by a few serving personnel due to high mobility needs and can place pressure on those families to keep moving to keep it. As a result, education for those who need stability most, to whom we owe so much, is only accessible to a few in receipt of this allowance.

“We at Forfar see no reason why someone who chose a career of service, and who has subsequently left the forces should not be included. So, our offer is open to veterans, to enable them the same support that we provide serving personnel.”

Horris Hill School is offering a number of bursary places each year for day/flexi or full boarding of £2,500-3,500 per term. The school’s military alumni includes Gen Sir Nick Carter and Victoria Cross recipients.

Forfar Education currently operates a group of independent schools and nurseries across the country, including Brackenfield Preparatory School in Harrogate, The Gleddings Preparatory School in Halifax, Bournemouth-based Park School and Nursery, the Dean Park Day Nursery Bournemouth, Horris Hill School in Hampshire, Cameron Vale School in Chelsea and The Chelsea Nursery and Argyle House in Sunderland.

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