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Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships At Holme Grange

Scholarships are awarded on merit to the highest achievers in competitive examinations and assessments. Candidates who win awards will have an outstanding ability and the school will undertake to nurture that talent. Scholars will be expected to make a major contribution to the school.

Awards of varying value, from 5% to 25% of the tuition fees are awarded in Academic, Sport, Art and Drama categories and at the Head’s discretion, to ‘All-rounders.’ Means-tested bursaries can be awarded to supplement a Scholarship (See the bursaries section below).

If you would like to apply for a scholarship at 11+ or 13+ please complete the application form. In addition please submit on a separate piece of paper a hand written application letter from your child (in their own words), in under 200 words, explaining why they feel they should be considered and what they will do to contribute to the life of the school. Those not currently at Holme Grange should also submit a Registration form with the accompanying Registration Fee (£200).

Expectations of all Scholars

As a scholar at Holme Grange, each scholar is expected to:-

  • Attend and arrive on time every day with all required materials.
  • Exhibit our core values of citizenship, a love of learning, and self-control at all times and live the ‘Holme Grange Way’.
  • Follow the student code of conduct.
  • Follow the student dress code.
  • Complete all homework tasks set.
  • Participate in before-school or after-school tutoring sessions if necessary.
  • Participate in enrichment, community service and activities.
  • Work on improving or maintaining health and physical fitness.
  • Accept responsibility for their behaviour.
  • Treat Staff and all pupils with the utmost respect.
  • Participate enthusiastically in School life, e.g. Sport, drama, music, academic.

Bursaries

The school offers bursaries to benefit families who would not otherwise be able to come to Holme Grange. These bursaries are not dependent on ability but the child will have an assessment which will allow the School to ensure that both the children and the School are able to gain full benefit from the Bursary.

Families are welcome to apply for a Bursary at any time during the year preceding preferred entry. Applications for year groups more than one academic year in the future are not accepted.

Bursary places

Bursary places may be awarded to a small number of boys or girls according to financial need, and could cover part fees. There are no residence qualifications although priority may be given to children from the local community.

Financial Requirements

The financial circumstances of both parents and of any current partner of one or both parents, will be taken into account along with social security benefits and other financial details. These will include both capital and current income. Any awards made will be subject to annual review.

Proof of income will be required and applications will be subject to scrutiny by The School and may be examined by independent auditors. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.