Bursary Programme | Halcyon London International School

Bursary Programme

The Co-Founders have always been committed to offering a life-readying education to our students. As an international school, our commitment to inclusion and diversity is further supported by being able to offer bursaries. No eligible student should miss out on a Halcyon education due to personal circumstance.

Rita Halbright, Founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees

Grace’s family

“Through this generous opportunity, Grace excelled academically and grew more confident in her ability, knowledge, perspective and self-expression. Receiving the Halcyon bursary impacted our entire family in such a positive way. We cannot begin to express how thankful we are.”

– Chris Keathley, parent of Grace.

Meet Grace: a former bursary student at Halcyon

Grace graduated in 2018, and is thriving at California Baptist University in the USA studying Political Science and Business.

We would like to share with you what a Halcyon bursary means to a family: an opportunity for a child to fulfil their unique potential in every way.

“Attending Halcyon allowed me to grow academically, and helped me develop a unique perspective of the world and walk into my first year of university with confidence.

Halcyon was an incredible blessing and it would not have been possible for me without the generosity of the bursary programme.”

– Grace Keathley, Graduated Alumni Bursary student.

Why the Bursary Programme is central to our mission


People from different backgrounds can contribute new perspectives, enabling a more creative process in challenging the status quo. Students enjoy increased self-confidence in a more diverse community where everyone’s ideas are valued.


Learning to communicate and collaborate with people from other backgrounds helps develop important skills, reduces stereotyping and promotes international-mindedness. Students are more likely to have agency within their community when they have a deeper respect and understanding of and from those around them.


A diverse community allows students to develop interpersonal competencies just by coming to school. We are fostering future leaders who are able to navigate dynamic, multicultural environments. Students learn to treat one another with respect and tolerance which are key skills to take forward into their adult lives.

Helping us reach our goals

Halcyon London International School is the only not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) school in London. As a charitable entity, Halcyon is committed to philanthropy through education.

Our next goal is to support 10% of our student population with a bursary.

We are grateful to be able to share our case for support online, and to have the chance to connect with everyone who believes that all young people should have the opportunity to benefit from a pioneering education that will shape their future.

We hope to help you in learning more about the value of supporting the Halcyon Bursary Programme, and becoming part of our group of funders.

Support the bursary programme

Halcyon aims to nurture a socially, culturally and economically diverse community that reflects the global world in which we live. We offer a bursary programme to provide access to our life-readying Halcyon education for any eligible student regardless of personal circumstances.

The Bursary Programme is central to the practice of Halcyon’s values in our classrooms and beyond. These values are the foundation of pioneering educational experiences which inspire every student to fulfil their unique potential.

Donate today


In 2015, we launched our Bursary Programme for Diploma Students – and thanks to the support of our community, the bursary programme is now available to any new eligible applicant in Grades 6-12, providing up to 100% financial support and defined by external means-testing. Halcyon demonstrates its commitment to the Bursary Programme by making an annual contribution that increases as the school population grows.