We offer means-tested bursaries for new pupils joining Year 7 and Year 12. Our bursaries are offered to pupils who rank highly in the senior school entrance exam (Year 7 bursaries) or have excellent GCSE grades (Year 12 bursaries) and whose families meet our financial criteria to ensure that a wide-range of pupils have the opportunity to attend the school.
Across the senior school, over 120 pupils receive either a full or partial bursary. Our ability to offer bursaries depends on the amount of funding we have available. Bursaries are awarded on a sliding scale of household income and the maximum household income to qualify is £67,000 pa. Most families who apply for a bursary receive free school meals, and the average bursary award is 75%. We are keen to receive applications from families who are seeking a partial bursary. We do not offer scholarships based solely on academic or sporting ability.
The table below gives an overview of the bursary bands:
Bursaries are offered following a rigorous means-testing process which includes a home visit and an assessment of your child’s academic performance but please be aware that while our bursary funds are growing steadily, there is extremely high competition for the awards with typically 10 applications for every Year 7 bursary and three per Year 12 bursary.
If you would like to apply for a Year 7 bursary for September 2022 please complete the bursary application form below and return it to us by 30 September 2021. All Year 7 bursary applicants will be required to sit our bursary shortlisting exam, which will take place in October 2021.
If you would like to apply for a Year 12 bursary in September 2022 please complete the bursary application form below and return it to us as soon as possible. Whilst there is no application deadline for Year 12 bursaries, early applications are encouraged as funds are offered on a first come first served basis.
We will be holding a bursary information evening on Thursday 23 September at 6pm. This is a virtual event. Please register here.
Documentation and guidance for bursary applications:
We have a proud music tradition and music is an essential part of school life. We offer a small number of music scholarships to new pupils joining the school in Year 7 and, depending on the scholar’s musical ability, the scholarship is worth either a 20% reduction on school fees or covers the cost of instrumental lessons.
Music scholarship applications involve an audition and as competition is high we expect applicants to be approaching or at Grades 4 or 5, preferably on an orchestral instrument. However, this is not essential. Music scholarships are offered to applicants who have satisfied our entrance requirements, both in the academic examination and at interview.
In order to apply for a music scholarship, please indicate your interest on our online application form.
Friday 17 September 2021
Thursday 12 August 2021
Wednesday 11 August 2021
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Monday 9 August 2021
Wednesday 14 July 2021
Wednesday 7 July 2021
Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113.
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