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+)

    The Jenyns’ Scholarship (named after the school’s founder) is means tested and will be offered at Year 7 to a student or students coming from the Wolverhampton area (WV postcode) who, along with strong academic ability can clearly demonstrate that they will make a positive contribution to the school in any number of areas; these may include (but are not limited to) art, sports, drama or debating.

    The Jenyns’ Scholarship is equivalent to one full fee paying place offered to a single student, or as a proportion of the fees to multiple students. 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.

    Junior Scholarship is awarded to a student/s joining Year 7 from Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School. It is awarded regardless of family income to the top performing Junior School students in the 11+ entrance test. The Junior Scholarship provides up to 50% remission on fees.

    Year 7 Music Scholarship is awarded to a student/s coming to the school at Year 7. This 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, up to and including Grade 8. The student who is awarded the Music Scholarship must still 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 whilst they are at the school and they may be asked to take part in musical and/or other events to highlight the strength in depth of music here at Wolverhampton Grammar School.

  • Scholarships at Sixth Form (16+)

    Governors’ Academic Scholarships are awarded to current Wolverhampton Grammar School students entering the Sixth Form. Students must demonstrate the highest levels of academic endeavour and achievement in order to be considered for these awards. The Governors’ Academic Scholarships provide up to 17% remission on fees.

    Sixth Form Music Scholarship is awarded to either a current Wolverhampton Grammar School student/s or a student/s transferring from another 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 should be looking to reach Grade 8 standard in the Sixth Form). Music scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to musical life whilst they are at the school. The Sixth Form Music Scholarship provides up to a total of 25% remission on fees plus free music tuition on the instrument of your choice, up to and including Grade 8.

    The Old Wulfrunian (OW) Sports Scholarship is offered to a student (or students) living in the Wolverhampton postcode (WV) area, who transfers from another school and joins Wolverhampton Grammar School for Year 12, and has 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 is equivalent to one full fee paying place to be offered to a student (or students) who fulfil the above criteria. Awards 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 be in the region of £60,000 per annum.

    The student who is awarded the OW Sports Scholarship must fulfil the criteria for entry into the Sixth Form and undertake an interview with the Head of Sixth Form and the Head of Boys’ and/or Girls’ Games as appropriate.

    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 his/her school in competitive matches and for relevant training sessions as required.

    For further information on fees and the range of support available, please contact Jane Morris, Admissions Registrar on 01902 421326 or by email jam@wgs-sch.net

  • Bursaries

    The school offers several mean tested bursary awards annually to entrants at Year 7. Awards range between 5% and 100% 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.

    This should be returned to the School at the earliest opportunity, as it is unlikely we will be able to offer support to those who apply for assistance outside the main recruitment period.

    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.