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Scholarships and Bursaries

Academic Scholarships 

Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic performance and the potential to excel. They are not means-tested and those funded by the School provide between 5% - 25% of the School fees. We also work closely with the Sir Thomas White Trust, who have provided us with several Sixth Form Scholarships of up to 100% over recent years. 

Being a scholar of the School carries with it expectations and responsibility. Scholars are expected to take a responsible approach to their academic studies and participate fully in the life of the School. 

The following scholarships are offered by the Senior School:

The Headmaster's Scholarships for Year 7 entry 

For existing Year 6 students or those entering Year 7

Leicester High School for Girls has a long history of providing academic scholarships to selected girls joining Year 7. Our Headmaster’s Scholarships, provide support towards fees from Years 7-11, to girls joining the School in Year 7 in September 2022. These Scholarships are also open to existing Year 6 students who will be joining Year 7. 

Scholarships of between 5% and 25% of School fees are awarded for outstanding performance in the January Entrance Examination. 

The date for the Entrance Examination for 2022 entry is Thursday 13 January 2022. The Deadline to register is Wednesday 5 January 2022. 

The Headmaster’s Scholarships are not means-tested, however, we are keen to encourage applications from families who may not currently be considering an independent education. Therefore, depending on financial circumstances and fund availability, bursaries to cover up to 100% of fees are also available. 

The Margaret Bowler Scholarships

For 2022 these scholarships will be available for new students joining LHS for Year 10

The Margaret Bowler Scholarships, provide support towards fees for Years 10 - 11, to girls joining the School in Year 10 in September 2022. 

Scholarships of between 5% and 25% of School fees are awarded for outstanding performance in the January Entrance Examination. 

The date for the Entrance Examination for 2022 entry is Thursday 13 January 2022. The Deadline to register is Wednesday 5 January 2022. 

The Margaret Bowler Scholarships are not means-tested, however, we are keen to encourage applications from families who may not currently be considering an independent education. Therefore, depending on financial circumstances and fund availability, bursaries to cover up to 100% of fees are also available. 

The Sir Thomas White Scholarship for Sixth Form

For the past six years, girls entering the Sixth Form from a state school, and resident in Leicestershire or Rutland, have been invited to apply for a Sir Thomas White Scholarship, which is 100% fees-only funded for two years. The School has had seven Sir Thomas White Scholars in recent years. The scholarship is for an academic girl who would not have the means to pay for a place normally.

The application is means-tested, and a bursary form needs to be completed. A personal statement, grades and references from your current school will be requested and shortlisted girls will be invited to attend an initial interview with the Head of Sixth Form and the Subject Heads of her chosen A Levels.

If successful at this initial interview, girls will be invited to attend a final interview with the Headmaster before being put forward for an interview with the trustees of the Sir Thomas White Trust. 

Deadline  Activity
Tuesday 1 February 2022 Completed paperwork with LHS
Week commencing 7 February 2022 Interview with Head of Sixth Form and Headmaster
Thursday 3 March 2022 Interview with Sir Thomas White Trustees 

 

The Sir Thomas White charity awards a maximum of three sixth form scholarships to independent schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland each year.  Therefore, please be aware that this is a competitive process for applicants and that not all schools/colleges taking part in the programme will be able to award scholarships.

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are open to all pupils in Year 6 and above. Scholarships are awarded annually and will take the form of a 5% fee reduction. 

At Leicester High School we are always keen to encourage musical talent and your daughter should apply for a Music Scholarship if they can demonstrate musical potential and an existing proven commitment to extra-curricular activities.

In order to apply your daughter should be at a level equivalent to around Grade 4 standard at 11+ or Grade 6 standard or above for entry to Sixth Form. When considering an application, please remember we are looking for potential. Therefore, if your daughter has not quite reached the required standard, please do get in touch with the Head of Music to discuss the scholarship application further. We would like to encourage any candidate with musical ability and hoping to enter the School to apply. The scholarship requires all candidates to take an active and full part within the wider musical life of the school with regular involvement in ensembles, groups, choirs and concerts.

Candidates for scholarships at any age are required to play two contrasting pieces on their chosen instrument, demonstrate their sight-reading and take aural tests. If offering a second study instrument, candidates will be required to perform one piece on each instrument. They will need to obtain a brief reference from their current instrumental teacher(s).

Scholars are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to music and will be expected to make a contribution to the musical life of the school throughout their time at LHS.

Further details can be obtained from the Head of Music who is happy to answer any questions relating to music and music awards at the School.

Bursaries

Applications can now be made for September 2022 entry. 

Bursaries provide means-tested assistance for families who otherwise would not be able to consider an independent education for their daughter. 

Leicester High Bursaries are available from Year 6 onwards. The maximum amount of support with fees is 100%. To find out more about bursaries, please see the policy and application form. If you have any queries about the application form, please contact Mrs Edwena Mackay, the Bursar on 0116 270 5338. 

Unfortunately, the number of applications for bursary assistance each year exceeds the funding the School is able to provide; therefore bursary funding is not guaranteed. 

You can download our bursary policy and application form. 

The deadline for bursary applications for September 2022 entry is Friday 11 February 2022. 

Bursary applications should be sent to:

The Bursar, Mrs Edwena Mackay, Leicester High School for Girls, 454 London Road, Leicester LE2 2PP

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