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Scholarships and Bursaries


Bursary support is available either for new applicants to the School or for existing pupils whose circumstances have changed. Bursaries are available only to pupils in Year 7 and above at Leicester Grammar School. Bursaries of up to 100% of the termly fee are available, subject to rigorous testing of financial need and limited by the overall bursaries budget. 

Click here for further information about bursaries and how to apply.


The School offers a range of scholarships for pupils of outstanding academic, musical, sporting or artistic talent. These are awarded on the basis of examination and assessment. Awards cover entry at all ages from Year 7 including sixth form entrants.

The fee remission associated with scholarships is not means dependent and is usually worth no more than 5-10% of the termly fee. 


Academic scholarships are awarded to the top performers in the entrance examination from Year 7 upwards. Potential scholars will be invited for interviews following the entrance examination in January.

There is no separate form to complete.


The LGS Sports Scholarship scheme is currently under review.  Full details of the new programme will be released in due course.




The Classics Scholarship is open to applicants about to enter Year 9 only.
Those who wish to apply should submit Common Entrance papers or equivalent, along with an essay on an agreed classical subject which should demonstrate the applicant’s interests and aptitudes. Successful applicants will also be required to achieve a good general standard in the school’s entrance examination.

Those who are awarded the scholarship are expected to maintain high academic standards, and to study both Greek and Latin at least to GCSE level.

Further details are available from the Head of Classics:

Scholarships are awarded by the Headmaster and are conditional on the recipient playing a full and active part in the life of the School.

Sir Thomas White Trust Scholarship

Leicester Grammar School Trust is pleased to offer a full scholarship for students hoping to join the Sixth Form at Leicester Grammar School. The funding for this is from the Sir Thomas White Trust and covers the full fee for both Sixth Form years.

The conditions are:

  • You should expect to achieve 9 A* and A grades at GCSE level with ideally most at A*
  • You should be currently educated in a state school
  • Your family should earn less than £35,000 and this can be means tested on application
  • You will be interviewed by representatives of the Sir Thomas White Trust who make the final selection. To convince the interviewing panel you will need to show ambition and drive to succeed

Application is through the normal Grammar School application form with a covering letter to explain why you should be considered for the award.