Kirkham Grammar School

Independent Co-Educational Day and Boarding School

    Scholarships and Bursaries

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    A number of scholarships (awards based on merit) and bursaries (awards based on need) are available and details are outlined below.

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    Key Dates 2019

    All candidates entered for the entrance examination are automatically considered for an academic scholarship.

    Sixth Form Scholarships

    External Candidates

    Candidates must be registered with the school in order to participate in the scholarships.  Potential Sixth Form entrants who are not already registered are encouraged to contact the school as soon as possible in order to gain further information.

    Internal Candidates

    Application forms are available from Mr Walmsley, Registrar.

    General Information

    There are four types of scholarship in the Sixth Form – academic, sport, music and drama.

    Academic applicants should be potentially A*/A GCSE candidates.

    Music scholarships will be awarded on the demonstration of potential contribution in the musical sphere.  Candidates will normally be expected to be at grade 7 although the school will reserve the right to allocate an award to those on a lower grade who are judged to have outstanding potential.

    It is anticipated that sports applicants will have gained selection at least at County level in one sport or more, or have equivalent accreditation where appropriate.

    Academic Scholarships

    A number of Scholarships are awarded annually for entry at 11+ and into the Sixth Form. With effect from September 2019, Sixth Form Academic Scholarships will be calculated based on GCSE results.


    A number of bursaries are awarded to help those parents requiring assistance with tuition fees and to reward academic merit. In order to ensure the fair distribution of bursary funds, parents who have indicated their interest in receiving financial assistance will be invited to provide full details of their joint income and outgoings to enable the school to determine their eligibility for financial assistance - this information is treated in the strictest confidence. The award of a bursary will be subject to annual review.

    Forces’ Bursaries

    The boarding fee for children whose parents are current members of HM Forces is discounted by 5%.

    Ogden Trust Science Scholarship

    Any pupils currently at a maintained school who would wish to consider their Sixth Form education at Kirkham Grammar School may be eligible for an Ogden Scholarship.
    The criteria for candidates:

    • Previously educated entirely in the state sector.
    • Minimum of 6 grade A’s at GCSE including Physics or Mathematics.
    • Intending to take Physics and Mathematics at A-level.
    • Intending to read a Mathematics/Physics related degree at university.
    • Joint parental income of less than £50,000.
    • British nationality.

    The school reserves the right to change the scholarship dates if necessary.


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