Many severely bullied children who do not have special educational needs slip under the radar of the local authorities because they are not disruptive or challenging. They are simply too frightened to attend school and often don’t make a fuss. Once off the school roll these children attract no funding. The Bursary Fund is used to help fund places for them at RB. It costs around £20,000 per year for a child to attend one of our Centres.
For an appropriate candidate, the Bursary Committee will grant a bursary that covers up to 50% of the fees. This will be augmented by funds that the local trustees and the Coordinator of the Centre or RBAir will find from a variety of sources, including the local authority, the school from which the child has come (which might contribute the AWPU or more), a parental contribution, individual donors or local charitable trusts.