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Bursaries

Helping children to achieve an excellent education

When the High School of Glasgow became an independent school in 1976, the Governors were determined to provide the means for as many pupils of ability as possible to attend the School, whatever their family's financial circumstances.

They created The High School of Glasgow Educational Trust with the intention of providing Bursaries to support school fee payments. In 1977/78, 8 pupils received Bursary support. The Chairman of the Educational Trust is a member of the Board of Governors of the High School.

Pupils already in the High School are also eligible for Bursaries when a degree of financial need has arisen. Bursaries are, however, only available at the Senior School, which includes Transitus (P7).

In session 2015-16, 98 pupils received Bursary support ranging from 20-100% of the Tuition fees.

Bursaries are awarded mainly on academic merit, but the value of each award depends on financial need and may vary from year to year. A Bursary will usually continue throughout a child’s time at the Senior School, but the continuation of a Bursary is dependent on satisfactory standards of academic achievement and behaviour.

Parents wishing to apply for Bursaries should complete the main Admissions Application Form, ticking the box indicating you wish to apply for a Bursary. Children will then sit the Entrance Tests, which take place in late January. After the Entrance Tests, parents of children invited for an interview will be asked to complete a confidential declaration of financial circumstances. From this declaration, the Bursary Award Committee will make their assessment of the appropriate level of Bursary assistance. Bursary applicants are notified of the value of the Bursary only when a formal offer of a place is made.

There will be no public announcement of the awards of Bursaries and no distinction will be made between the holders of Bursaries and full fee-paying pupils.

If you require any further information please contact the Bursar, Mrs Juliet Simpson, BAcc, CA, on 0141 954 9628.

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