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Scholarships, Bursaries and Fees

Hill House School is delighted to offer a range of scholarships at different ages. Most are awarded at 11+, with a different system in place for Sixth Form.

Scholarships are awarded at 11+ for academic achievement, and in sport, music, art and performing arts. Scholarships are awarded at Sixth Form level for academic achievement and leadership.

Below is a breakdown of the 11+ scholarship programme. Scholarship assessments take place in January, alongside the Year 7 Entrance Exam, however, the school will consider scholarship applications throughout the school year.


To request Registration forms and Leadership Application, please email or call Admissions on 01302 776300

Leadership Scholarships

Sixth Form Leadership Scholarships are awarded to recognise achievement in many areas from prefectships to Duke of Edinburgh Awards, from sport to music.

An interview forms part of the process. To be invited for interview, candidates should score 20 or more leadership points.

These scholarships last for the 2 years of the Sixth Form and are between 15-50% of the normal fee. 

Next Steps...

Students should complete the standard Hill House Registration Form and the Leadership Scholarship Application Form by 10 February 2023.

On receipt of an offer, you will need to accept this by 30 March 2023.

Students from other schools may wish to provide additional information on their achievements which are not listed. 

Applicants for Leadership Scholarships will be invited for an interview to discuss their application. Awards will be confirmed after interview.

Academic Scholarships

Sixth Form Academic Scholarships are awarded in August prior to joining Hill House Sixth on the basis of GCSE results as indicated below. These scholarships remain in place for the 2 years of the Sixth Form. Outstanding students can expect all the benefits of a Hill House Sixth education at substantially reduced or even no cost. 

Next Steps...

Students should complete the standard Hill House Sixth Form Registration Form by 10 February 2023. You will also need to chose your options by this date.

On receipt of an offer, you will need to accept this by 30 March 2023.

Awards will be applied automatically on entry to Hill House Sixth. External applicants will be asked to provide their results sheets after the publication of GCSE results. Parents and students are warmly invited to discuss predicted grades with the Head of Senior School or Head of Sixth Form. 

GCSE Results:

8 x grade 8/9* 6 x grade 8/9*

4 x grade 8/9* 

& 4 x grade 7*

8 x grade 7*
100% Reduction from fees 70% Reduction from fees 50% Reduction from fees 20% Reduction from fees


Open Scholarships

There are a small number of scholarships available in each year group. The standard award for a scholarship is a 10% reduction in fees. The school reserves the right to make no awards if no children reach scholarship standard. Open Scholarships are valid until the end of Year 11.

11+ Open Scholarships are determined annually by Entrance Examination and Assessment in January of Year 6. Find out more about Year 7 Entry Exam and Scholarship Assessment here.

Means-Tested Scholarships

Parents of pupils awarded Open Scholarships who require additional financial support are able to apply to the Bursar for an additional reduction from the school fees. This involves a process of means testing.

Foundation Scholarships

The school is able to occasionally offer in exceptional circumstances a very small number of Foundation Scholarships. Assessment for these is by invitation only at any age, and is done outside the normal Open Scholarship process.

Scholarship Review

The school undertakes in March an annual review of the performance and commitment of scholars. Any likely discontinuation of a scholarship will be discussed with parents at this point.

Rose Learning Trust Scholarships

The school is able to offer an annual means tested scholarship to a pupil of exceptional potential from any school within the Rose Learning Trust



The school awards a small number of bursaries annually to parents of children according to need. One or two places annually may be awarded free of charge.

Applications for bursaries can be made at any time during the year. Application forms and guidance on applying for bursaries can be obtained by contacting the Bursar on 01302 776300.


School Fees & Charges

The school’s policy is to ensure that fees are maintained at levels which are as reasonable as possible consistent with delivering high standards. In doing so, we hope to widen access to as many families as possible who are considering the benefits of independent education. In recent years increases in Hill House School fees have been generally below those of other independent schools.

Payment of fees is termly in advance or monthly by direct debit through the School Fee Plan (SFP). For full details of fees and methods of payment, please contact the school office. 

Hill House School is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited.