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Concessions & Bursaries – new rates from Autumn 2019

Can’t afford the full price of one of our courses? Don’t despair – there are options available.

Please note: that you may be required to provide proof of eligibility for our concessionary rates. Discounts do not apply to our one-to-one programme or travelling workshops.

Give us a call in the office (020 7582 1679) to pay at one of our concessionary rates, or to ask any further questions.


Local Residents – 10% off

Local residents who live in the wards of Rotherhithe, Riverside, Surrey Docks, South Bermondsey, Grange and Livesey are eligible a 10% discount.

Students & Low Income – 20% off

If you’re a full or part-time student, or receive Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, income-related ESA, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax Support, Winter Fuel Allowance, Pension Credit, or Housing Benefit, you are eligible for 20% off our standard course fee.

If you are of pensionable age and whose sole source of income is the state pension, and you are not currently claiming income support of any kind, then we encourage you to apply for a bursary (below).

Under 30 – 30% off

Anyone under 30 years of age is eligible for 30% off. Proof of age (passport, driver’s licence, ID card) is required.

Disabled & Carers – 50% off

Anyone in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, Attendance Allowance or Disability Living Allowance is eligible for 50% off.

If you are currently an unpaid carer and not on the Carer’s Register or claiming Carer’s Allowance, we encourage you to apply for a bursary (below).

If you have a disability (for guidance, please see the 2010 Equality Act) but you do not or cannot claim disability benefits, we encourage you to apply for a bursary (below).


From time to time, we also offer one-off and last-minute deals to our newsletter subscribers. Sign up here.


We recognise that paying the full cost of a course upfront can be off-putting for some, so we’re happy to spread the cost of our courses over 3 months. Just give us a call on 020 7582 1679 to arrange a payment plan.


If you can’t afford the full cost of taking part in Poetry School activities, you can apply for a bursary to cover up to 100% of activity costs.

Priority is given to people who have not received financial support from us before.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

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