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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. For a full review please access our Scholarships Booklet here.

Academic Scholarships
A number of Scholarships are awarded annually for entry at 11+ and into the Sixth Form.

Music Scholarships
A number of Music Scholarships are awarded at 11+ and 16+ to talented musicians, who will be asked to audition.

Sports Scholarships
A number of Sports Scholarships will be awarded at 11+ and 16+ to talented sportsmen/women who will be asked to attend an assessment.


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.


The entrance examination for entry in September 2016 will be held on Saturday 16 January. Closing date for registration is Friday 18 December 2015. However, candidates wishing to apply for a bursary, music and/or sport scholarship must be registered no later than Friday 4 December 2015.

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


Candidates wishing to apply for a music and/or sport scholarship must be registered for the 11+ entrance examination no later than Friday 4 December 2015. Upon receipt of the registration form the Registrar will forward the relevant scholarship application form. The closing date for receipt of completed scholarship application forms is Friday 18 December 2015.

Music Scholarship auditions will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 12, 13 or 14 January 2016.

Sport Scholarship assessment day is Tuesday 12 January 2016.

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

Sixth Form Scholarships 2016

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 Mrs Seed, Registrar.

General Information

There are 3 types of scholarship in the Sixth Form – academic, music and sport.

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.

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