Scholarships and Bursaries

There are a number of options available for support with fees, including Scholarships and Bursaries, the awards vary according to the level of family income and are reviewed annually.

To ensure all applicants are treated fairly, we ask that all applicants for financial assistance indicate their interest in this support on the Registration Form. All applicants can then be considered at the same time during the main recruitment period (when children are sitting our main entrance test in Spring).

Scholarships are designed to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. In recognition of this achievement, the scholar is offered a reduction in the fees (and where appropriate, other advantages) throughout his/her time at Wolverhampton Grammar School.

  • Scholarships at Year 7 (11+)

    For students joining Year 7

    The Jenyns Scholarship – All Rounder
    Named after the School’s founder, this award is means tested. Applicants must be living in the Wolverhampton area (WV postcode). Successful candidates will have a strong academic ability but will also be expected to make a positive contribution to school life; this may include (but is not limited to) areas such as art, sport, drama or debating.

    The Jenyns Scholarship may be offered to one student as a full fee-paying place, or it may be shared between multiple students as a proportion of the fees. Awards may vary according to the level of family income, however as an indicative guideline your family’s household income should not exceed £60,000 per annum.

    Music Scholarship
    The Year 7 Music Scholarship provides up to a total of 25% remission of the school fees, plus free music tuition on the instrument of your child’s choice whilst a student at Wolverhampton Grammar School. The successful candidate must pass the School’s Entrance Test and should either be working towards or have Grade 5 in their chosen instrument (this includes singing).

    Music Scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to musical life during their time at the School. This will include taking part in musical and/or other events which highlight the strengths of our music provision at Wolverhampton Grammar School.


    For current students

    Current WGS students are invited to sit the Year 7 Entrance Test if they wish to be considered for one of our internal Scholarships or Head’s Awards. The following are only offered to students moving up from Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School:

    Junior School Scholarships 
    Worth up to a total of 50% fee remission, this scholarship is awarded to the highest performing Junior School student(s) in the Year 7 Entrance Test. (This is not a means tested award).

    Music Scholarship
    This Scholarship provides up to a total of 25% fee remission, plus free music tuition on the instrument of your child’s choice whilst a student at Wolverhampton Grammar School. The student who is awarded the Music Scholarship must still sit the Entrance Test and should either be working towards or have Grade 5 in their chosen instrument (this includes singing).

    Music Scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to musical life during their time at the School. This will include taking part in musical and/or other events which highlight the strengths of our music provision at Wolverhampton Grammar School.

    Head’s Awards
    In addition to our Junior School Scholarships, we offer a number of Head’s Awards to Year 6 pupils who have performed well in the Year 7 Entrance Test. These Awards offer 5% remission on fees and are awarded regardless of family income.

  • Scholarships at Sixth Form (16+)

    For students joining Sixth Form (internal and external)

    Sixth Form Music Scholarship
    This Scholarship provides up to a total of 25% fee remission, plus free music tuition on the instrument of your child’s choice whilst a student at Wolverhampton Grammar School. The student who is awarded the Music Scholarship must meet the Sixth Form academic entrance requirements and should be working at Grade 6 standard and aiming to reach Grade 8 standard in the Sixth Form.

    Music Scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to musical life during their time at the School. This will include taking part in musical and/or other events which highlight the strengths of our music provision at Wolverhampton Grammar School.

    The Old Wulfrunian (OW) Sports Scholarship
    The OW Sports Scholarship is offered to one student as a full fee-paying place. Applicants must be living in the Wolverhampton area (WV postcode) and must fulfil the criteria for entry into the Sixth Form and undertake an interview with the Head of Sixth Form and the Director of Sport, as well as a practical assessment.

    Successful candidates will have a strong sporting ability demonstrated through one of the following:

    • County/Regional/National representation at their chosen sport
    • Member of Elite group and / or Academy linked to a professional sporting club or organisation
    • National ranking in their chosen sport

    The OW Sports Scholarship is a means tested award and may vary according to the level of family income, however to be considered for the OW Sports Scholarship, as an indicative guideline the family’s household income should not exceed the region of £60,000 per annum.

    The OW Sports Scholar will be expected to make a significant contribution to the sporting life at the school and to be available to represent Wolverhampton Grammar School in competitive matches and attend relevant training sessions as required.

    For current students

    Current WGS students are invited to apply for one or more of our Sixth Form Scholarships as they progress from Year 11 into Sixth Form. The following are only offered to students moving up from Wolverhampton Grammar Senior School:

    Sixth Form Subject Scholarships
    These Scholarships reward current Wolverhampton Grammar School Year 11 students who are excelling in a subject that they wish to study at Sixth Form. Applicants will sit scholarship exams in the Spring term. Recipients of a Sixth Form Subject Scholarship will receive:

    • A £500 academic grant to be awarded in the first term of Lower Sixth
    • Presentation of a Sixth Form Scholar’s Tie
    • Publication as a Sixth Form Scholar in The Independent and Wulfrunian (alumni magazine)

     Governors’ Academic Scholarships
    Awarded to current Wolverhampton Grammar School students entering the Sixth Form who demonstrate the highest levels of academic endeavour and achievement. The Governors’ Academic Scholarships provide up to 50% remission on fees.

  • Bursaries

    The School offers several mean tested bursary awards annually to entrants at Year 7. Awards of up to 100% may be offered dependent on family circumstances and availability of funding, however in order to be considered for a bursary place, as a guideline your household income should not exceed £60,000 per annum. 

    The School offers several mean tested awards annually to entrants joining the School for Sixth Form. Awards range from 5% and 100% fee remission dependent on family circumstances and availability of funding, however in order to be considered for a bursary place, as a guideline your household income should not exceed £60,000 per annum.

    To apply for a bursary simply tick the appropriate box on the school Registration Form and a Statement of Financial Circumstances form will be sent to you.

    For entry in September 2023 this should be returned to the School on or before the application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022. It is unlikely we will be able to offer support to those who apply for assistance after this deadline as our support is decided in tandem with our annual admissions process.

    Bursaries are reviewed on an annual basis and are offered for a full academic year unless there are significant changes in your circumstances during that period.

    For further information, please see our Means Tested Bursary Guidance.