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Musselburgh school introduces new bursary after failing charity test

Loretto School, Musselburgh

Loretto School, Musselburgh

Loretto School in Musselburgh has taken steps to widen access to children from lower income families.

From September, a new means-tested bursary worth 105% of school fees will be available to those struggling to pay fees, along with the additional costs of uniform and extra-curricular activities.

The school has been under direction to widen access since October last year, when it was found to have failed the charity test.

A review by OSCR, Scotland’s charities watchdog, found that annual fees –ranging from more than £10,000 for a junior day pupil to almost £26,000 senior boarder – were “unduly restrictive”.

Full story in this week’s Musselburgh News, on sale now.

 

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